The Year of the Persimmon

A wonder and a joy, and something unprecedented: Kentucky persimmons in January, fresh from the tree.

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So far, each day of 2019 I walk to the Living Arts and Science Center, pull a perfectly ripe persimmon off a tree and eat it, marveling.

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Here’s nature’s pudding, not beautiful but bountiful in 2018 beyond any other year.

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Thank you.

Mother Nature, for everything

Sherry Maddock, for her heart, vision and sheer effort

Living Arts and Science Center, for planting native food-bearing trees on precious center-city land

Klausing Group, for caring for the trees on the LASC grounds

Nolin River Nut Nursery, for first nurturing the trees

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Bonus:

Sherry Maddock and LASC Director Heather Lyons talk about re-naturing our city: Hot Water Cornbread Podcast 23

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