Foxhollow Folk School

Bird House

Foxhollow Farm is very excited to host a series of re-skilling workshops this winter, called the Foxhollow Folk School. Each workshop will teach back to the basic skills like felting, bread making, birdhouse building, and canning. I hope you will join us for one or several of these workshops this winter. You can sign up by calling the Farm Center at 502.241.9674 or emailing Jennifer at

Foxhollow Folk School Winter 2012 Schedule

Learn to Felt with Janey Newton
January 21, 2012, 9:30am-12pm
Cost: $35, includes all materials

Plan(t) Your Spring Garden with Foxhollow Market Gardener, John Nelson
January 28, 2012, 9am-12pm

An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping with Carrie VanWinkle of Fleur de Beekeeping
January 28, 2012, 2pm-4:30pm
Cost: $35

Learn the Art of Canning
February 4, 2012, 1pm-4pm
Cost: $35, includes all materials

How to Make the Perfect French Baguette with Deanna Rushing, Wiltshire Pantry Baker
February 11, 2012, 1pm-3pm
Cost:$35, includes all materials

Home Artisan Cheese Making with Cheese Master Ed from Boone Creek Creamery
February 19, 2012, 10am-5pm
Cost:$125, includes lunch and all materials

Bluebird House Building with Bird Expert, Phil Tamplin
February 25, 2012 2pm-4pm
Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for kids, includes all materials

New Roots recieves $1000 from SFBG Chair’s New Faces of Philanthropy Award

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Slow Food Bluegrass Chair’s Maggie Keith was chosen for one of 5 New Faces of Philanthropy awards by Nfocus Magazine last month. The award came with a $1000 donation to the award recipient’s organization of choice. Maggie Keith gave her $1000 to Louisville non-profit, New Roots. New Roots mission is┬áto meet the needs of urban communities by improving access to fresh food for urban residents and marketing opportunities in the city for local and regional farmers.

The New Roots program has impacted the local food system through the development of the Fresh Stop Project, a community-driven fresh food distribution program. New Roots also provides nutrition education, conducst health research, and spearheads policy campaigns that will improve the disparities currently present in our food system.

Click here to read the full article. Congratulations Maggie!

Farm to Campus: Local food comes to the halls of higher education


WHAT: The University of Louisville and Louisville Farm to Table are hosting a workshop for all those interested in bringing local food to their campuses and institutions of higher learning. The agenda includes panel discussions of national and Kentucky-based speakers with experience in the field, including Mark Bomford, director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project.

WHEN: Friday, January 20, 2012 from 9am-3pm

WHERE: University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus, beginning in Floyd’s Theater in the Student Activities Center with locavore lunch in the Red Barn.

WHY: College and universities that connect food service with local agriculture demonstrate a commitment to sustainability that is attractive to prospective and current students in addition to staff, faculty and alumni. Food services buying local food contribute to the economic stability of their region and their neighbors.

RECOMMENDED FOR: College and university sustainability coordinators, food service employees and wellness advisors.

Admission to the event is free, but attendees must register online at or by calling LeeEllen Starrett at 502.852.5155.