Foxhollow Folk School: Building Community Resilience

Vision of the Coming Transition. The world is changing, better to be ready than surprised. Bottom up community-based strategies to build resilience against climate change, fossil fuel depletion and economic uncertainty. What is resilience and how is resilience related to ecological stability and sustainability? Objectives: Understand basic ideas of and relationships between Ecological Resilience, Ecological Stability, Sustainability, and Adaptive Systems. Take aways: Knowledge of how social-ecological systems work. Participate in activities that you can do with your family/neighbors/community. Experience conducting a sample Resilience Assessment and learn instructions for assessing your neighborhood/community.

Wednesday, October 10: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Foxhollow Farm

Instructor: Terrell Holder of Transition Louisville

Cost per person: $15.00

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The People’s Garden Harvest Festival – Oct. 13


Apple Cider, Pumpkins, Games, and More!

October 13 2pm-5pm

@ The People’s Garden

409 Northwestern Parkway

For more info, visit The People’s Garden Facebook Event

Food Literacy Project Volunteer Workday – October 20

Saturday, October 20th from 10am-1pm

Join us the Food Literacy Project in the garden to help spruce up our outdoor classroom. Come prepared to work outside and get dirty. Contact Joelle Johnson, Food Literacy Project Resource Development Coordinator, by email at or by phone at 502.491.0072 to get involved.

Food Literacy Project Field-to-Fork Dinner


Sunday, October 14th, 7:00 PM

Theater Square Marketplace

651 S. 4th Street Louisville, KY


Advance tickets are required and are for sale for $85 each until October 8th. To purchase tickets online, visit the Food Literacy Project website. To purchase tickets by cash or check, please call 502-491-0072.

The event includes passed appetizers and a five-course dinner, with paired wines during the seated courses courtesy of Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery.

Proceeds from the dinner will support the expansion of the Food Literacy Project’s experiential education programming on Oxmoor Farm, including the development of a new learning center.


The dinner will feature the cuisine of:

Chef Dallas McGarity – Theater Square Marketplace

Chef Shelly Yoder – Corbett’s, An American Place

Chef Michael Hargrove – American Culinary Federation, Kentucky Chapter

Chef Mark Williams – Brown-Forman Bourbon Street Cafe

Chef Jim Whaley – Consultant for JCPS and Grasshoppers Distribution

Chef Erica Parker – The Comfy Cow

Chef Dan Thomas – JCPS At Your Service Catering
Seasonal ingredients will be provided by Field Day Family Farm, the 8-acre eastern Louisville farm that plays host to the Food Literacy Project, along with Burton’s Maplewood Farm, Fiedler Family Farms, Foxhollow Farm, Grasshoppers Distribution, Grateful Greens, and Harned Ranch Beef Co.

Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference

Healthy Food Local Farms

Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference 2012

“No Water; No Food”

Conference – Saturday, October 13, 9 am – 5:30 pm, $40
Before September 15, take advantage of Early Bird pricing – $30 per ticket!

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Location – Kentucky Country Day School
4100 Springdale Road
Louisville, KY  40241

Harvest Party – Friday, October 12, 6:00 pm, $35
LocationBashford Manor Bed and Breakfast
2227 Bashford Manor Lane
Louisville, KY  40218
As always, local food will be served.

Scholarships are available. Contact Aloma Dew at (270)316-0334 or by email at to inquire about scholarships.