St. Francis School Garden

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St. Francis School is leading the way in Kentucky school gardens. The entire school community is dedicated to growing this organic garden from the ground up. The school’s chef  prepares the garden’s bounty in the cafeteria. What isn’t grown in the garden, the chef works closely with the administration to source as much local food and produce as possible including hormone and antibiotic free milk. The gardens are also used to deliver and reinforce a wide variety of classroom curriculum, from math to nutrition. The St Francis Parents Association plays a key role in the success of this beautiful garden.

Slow Food Bluegrass and Foxhollow Farm Season Kickoff

Slow Food Bluegrass and Foxhollow Farm are hosting the first annual season kick-off
festival on June 4th to celebrate the growing season and the re-lauching of Slow Food
Bluegrass. This family friendly event will feature farm-fresh foods and fun farm activities.
The event is from 12pm – 5pm on Saturday, June 4, at Foxhollow Farm, located at 8905
Hwy 329, Crestwood, Ky. Admission is free, with food an some activities available for
purchase. Food proceeds benefit Slow Food Bluegrass.

 

This yearsʼ festival includes:
• Live Music
• A Farmersʼ Market
• Slow Food by Farm to Fork Catering
• Pony Rides
• Hay Rides
• Guided Hikes
• Kidʼs Arts and Crafts

 

Foxhollow Farm is a grass fed beef and vegetable farm in Crestwood, Kentucky, just 15
miles north of downtown Louisville. Foxhollow is committed to organic and biodynamic
agriculture methods, which nourish and sustain the vitality of the soil, plants, animals,
and humans. Foxhollow makes it their mission to educate the public about where food
comes from and how to support local farmers. For more information about Foxhollow
Farm, visit www.foxhollow.com

Mycelium Mushroom Madness at Breaking New Grounds

Learn to cultivate mushrooms
with Magnificent Mushroom’s Eric Osbourne

Saturday June 18
Starting at 9 AM until 12 Noon
Sign up here! Only 20 spots available.

Mushrooms are amazing, and their health benefits are many-fold: loaded with B vitamins, they contain ALL of the essential amino acids. Used in ancient herbal remedies, mushrooms are treasured for their medicinal qualities, and have also been embraced by conventional medicine as a building block for anti-biotics, cholesterol-lowering drugs and cancer-fighting medications.

An excellent re-mediator of some of the poorest soil conditions, mushrooms are vital in decomposition (which is especially interesting to us and anyone who composts and makes their own soil!). Recent research even suggests some types of mushrooms may degrade pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, coal tars and heavy fuels into water, CO2 and other basic elements…Helping to repair so much of the damage done by chemcial agriculture for the last 150 years.

They help plants with water absorption, and protect against some plant diseases…all while providing an important food source for the beneficial critters in our soil.

Plus, they are the undeniably-delicious earthy morsels that impart smoky, woody flavors in our pastas, salads, soups, sauces and more! Ever wanted to know how to cultivate your own? Whether for food, as landscaping, or as a way to treat your soil, learning how to grow mushrooms is easier than you have imagined!

For just $75 you will learn:

  • Varieties of Mushrooms and their benefits
  • The role mushrooms play in the world- how they help us
  • Learn to foster and grow your own mushrooms
  • Learn how to use mushrooms in your landscaping

What you will leave the workshop with:

  • One log inoculated (by you) with Shitake
  • One log inoculated (by you) with Lions Mane
  • Loads of new information to share with your friends