Second Annual Oldham County Farm Tour

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in events | 0 comments

The Second Annual Oldham County Farm Tour will feature one of Oldham County’s National Register of Historic Places: Woodland Farm.

Come on Sunday, May 26, 2013 to learn about the history of the farm, including Eighteen Mile Island, and its current sustainable food production practices.  The tour features plenty of learning opportunities, including one of the Kentucky Mesonet climate monitoring stations, free-range livestock areas, gardens, and the production and use of biofuel.

Lunch will feature a presentation by Sarah Fritschner, who leads the efforts to promote the Louisville  Region’s local food economy.  Sarah will discuss how local food initiatives are making progress by leaps and bounds and how Woodland Farm plays a role in the local food system.

Tickets are available here.  Adult tickets begin at $50, child tickets begin at $15.

Sunday, May 26, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Gates open at 9:30 a.m.)
Includes Lunch

A Silent Auction will be held following lunch.  Below are a few of the items available for bidding:

  • Tickets to the Oldham County History Center events and camps
  • Tickets to the Annual Oldham County Historical Society Gala
  • Garden Hats
  • 1 night plus breakfast at 21c Hotel (Louisville or Cincinnati)

Funds from the tour will go to Oldham Ahead and the Oldham County History Center. Oldham Ahead’s mission is to enhance the Oldham County’s natural and cultural resources while working to sustain its equine, agricultural, and commercial base. Oldham Ahead is a not for profit community group that was formed to preserve the county’s quality of life through good planning. With more than 500 households as members, Oldham Ahead acts as an advocate on growth and development issues, spearheads preservation efforts and works to improve business, agriculture and recreational opportunities.

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