Food Literacy Project Volunteer Workday – October 20

Sep ’12
10:00 am
Oct ’12
10:00 am

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.

Gather Together

Slowfood Gather Together
Sep ’12
6:00 pm

Slow Food Bluegrass invites you to gather together with us to benefit our schools and our children. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Growing Hope Festival – September 30th

Sep ’12
4:00 pm

The Growing Hope Festival

September 30th

4-7pm at 13125 Hwy 42, Prospect, KY

Celebrating local harvest and the next generation of sustainable farmers

KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife: Whitetail Deer – A locavore’s Most Valuable Resource

Sep ’12
7:00 pm

Join Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources staff for a hands-on course designed to provide basic instructions on providing a free-ranging sustainable food source within 40 miles of their home. The workshop will be held over the course of three sessions and will cover a variety of topics including deer biology and behavior, effects of deer on the local economy and ecosystem, the history of whitetail deer in Kentucky, hunting techniques and basic processing methods. All workshops are recommended for ages 16 and up and will be limited to 30 participants. Participants are also encouraged to attend all three sessions. Please send RSVP to Jason Nally (502) 477-9288 or
Thursday, September 27 – 7:00pm-9:00pm recommended for ages 16 and up
**This workshop will be held at the Louisville Nature Center**
Deer biology and behavior
The history of deer in Kentucky
Deer management and population surveys
Thursday, October 4 – 7:00pm-9:00pm recommended for ages 16 and up
**This workshop will be held at the Louisville Nature Center**
Finding a place to hunt
Hunting strategies
What it means to be a locavore
Saturday, October 6 – 9:00am-4:00pm recommended for ages 16 and up
**This workshop will be held at the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area**
Choosing a weapon -basic archery and firearms workshop
Successful hunting –reading deer sign and tree stand safety
After the shot -deer processing, cooking and preservation

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens: Shrub and Tree Transplanting Workshop

Sep ’12
6:00 pm

September is the perect time to get in your transplanting. Whether you want to move just a plant or two or you’re one of those gardeners who treats their plants like living room furniture (maybe a bit indecisive or noncommittal!?) we’ll take you through the ins and outs of the process. This is a hands-on workshop so plan to get in the thick of it. We’ll talk about approaches, timing, aftercare and more. Bring work gloves if you have them. $25 for members/ $35 for non-members. Registration available online at