Kentucky's Going Green
The leading alternatives to fossil fuels are mostly agricultural-based. Biodiesel, for example, is fuel derived from vegetable oils. This could be good for Kentucky's agricultural regions, including the area around Maysville.
The push for green isn't just limited to the search for alternative fuels. Recently, there's been a surge in demand for organically grown food, like what is produced at Maysville's Herb Farm at Strodes Run.
An estimated 1,250 organic farmers attended last month's meeting of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in Louisville. According to a recent article in Louisville's Courier-Journal, "Sustainable agriculture involves food production methods that don't harm the environment, respects workers, raises animals humanely, provides fair wages to farmers and supports farming communities." At the meeting, organically raised pork was served with a shiitake dressing, using Maysville-grown shiitakes.