Slow Food Bluegrass 2014 School Garden Grant

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Slow Food Bluegrass is very pleased to announce the Slow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant. The Grant is a total of $5,000 distributed over 3 years to be used to support a school garden project in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. To be eligible for a Garden Grant, an applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or nonprofit k-12 school that is developing a school garden project that will help children engage with fresh fruits and vegetables. Applications will be accepted from December 3, 2013 – March 1, 2014. Grant recipients will be announced on March 8, 2014. For more details, please download the application below:


Foxhollow Farm Corn Maize


Go on out to Foxhollow Farm’s family fun Corn Maize. Foxhollow Farm is an earth-friendly working farm located just 15 miles Northeast of Downtown Louisville. The Corn Maize is a fun adventure for all ages. Once you reach Foxhollow’s entrance you will feel like you have escaped the city life and entered a beautiful fall holiday. The Corn Maize is located down the tree-lined drive, right across from the Foxhollow Gardens. A friendly Foxhollow Farm family member will greet you as you come down the driveway and allow you to park nearby. There will be a path of pumpkins and corn stalks leading you to the entrance of the maze. There you can pay before you enter the maze and embark on your Corn Maize adventure. A simple trot through the 4 acre maze will take anywhere from 10-20 minutes, depending on speed of walkers and navigation of the corn maze.

The Maze is open October 3rd – 20th
Hours: Thursday through Sunday 1-6:30pm
Price: $3 per person, Babies Free
Average time to complete: 10-20 minutes
Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing and foot wear. Closed toe, hard soled shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty are recommended.


Foxhollow Farm’s 6th Annual Fall Festival


Foxhollow Farm’s 6th annual Fall Festival is their biggest event of the year and they can’t wait to see you there! They will have live music, hayrides, pumpkins, old fashioned carnival games and great food. They’re proud to partner with Maryhurst to raise funds for this amazing organization. They couldn’t do it without support from you, and from their sponsors: Commonwealth Bank & Trust, Bingham Greenbaum & Doll, LLP, Dwyer DesignScapes & Bluegrass Automotive.


A Biodynamic Tour of Foxhollow Farm


Please join the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association for a fall tour and tasting at Foxhollow Farm!

Thursday, September 26, 4-6pm at Foxhollow Farm, Crestwood, KY

Foxhollow Farm is a biodynamically inspired farm community that provides healthy food, hands-on learning, and a place where people can experience an earth-friendly, working farm.

  • Welcome and history of the farm with Janey Newton, founder and co-owner of Foxhollow Farm
  • Brief introduction to biodynamics with Robert Karp, Executive Director of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association
  • Pasture walk and discussion of how the farm uses biodynamics to create health for their cattle and forages with Laura Riccardi Lyvers, biodynamic program lead at Foxhollow Farm
  • Tasting of Foxhollow beef and vegetables

Tour and tasting are free of charge and open to all. RSVP requested at Please see the Foxhollow Farm website for the best driving directions to the farm. The tour will begin and end at the Foxhollow Farm Store. We hope to see you there!


Seed to Stove Dinner with Chef Deborah Madison


Join Slow Food Bluegrass for a dinner inspired by Deborah Madison’s new book Vegetable Literacy prepared by Deborah Madison and Louisville’s best female chefs.

Thursday, September 12th, 6:30 pm at Harvest Restaurant

Tickets are $85. Limited Seating. Get your tickets here today!

Proceeds benefit the Slow Food Bluegrass School Garden Grant.

The meal will be prepared by Deborah Madison and Louisville Chefs:

Annie Pettry – Decca

Coby Ming – Harvest Restaurant

Claudia De La Torre – Cake Flour

Kathy Cary – Lilly’s

Deanna Rushing – Wiltshire Bakery

Nancy Schoenhoff

Rachael Reigelman – SAGE Dining Services at Louisville Collegiate School

Sherry Hurley – Farm to Fork Catering

Star Auerbach – Stellar Sweets


Deborah Madison is the author of eleven cookbooks and is well known for her simple, seasonal, vegetable-based cooking. She got her start in the San Francisco Bay Area at Chez Panisse before opening Greens, and has lived in New Mexico for the last twenty years. In addition to writing and teaching, she has served on the boards of Slow Food International Biodiversity Committee, the Seed Savers Exchange, and the Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance, among others. She is actively involved in issues of biodiversity, gardening, and sustainable agriculture.