“In the vegetable garden I tasted plants that I would never have put in my mouth on my own! Altogether it was a new and fun experience for me!”



Experiential Education Programs for School and Community Groups

Our Experiential Education Programs invite students to experience hands-on activities as they get their hands dirty, taste new foods fresh from the field, and get involved in the work of the farm. Oxmoor Farm is our living classroom, where students are challenged by inquiry based group programs that emphasize authentic experiences and utilize all of their senses.

Each field trip is adapted to the needs of the group. Possible program activities include:

  • Tasting Tour of the Farm
  • Baking Bread from Scratch
  • Plant-A-Seed/Magic Seed
  • Service Learning
  • What’s in my Food?
  • Trace Your Lunch

Download the Group Program application here. Please send your completed application by mail to:

Sarah McCartt-Jackson, Program Director, 9001 Limehouse Lane, Louisville, KY 40222. Or, email Sarah by clicking here.

Family Programs

Visitors can enjoy the farm experience and educational activities together as a family. Pre-registration is required for our Family Programs. For registration information, contact Sarah McCartt-Jackson at 502-491-0072 or email by clicking here.

Each of our family programs will be a bit different, but will include a sampling of these activities:

  • Baking Homemade Bread with Butter
  • Field-to-Fork Cooking Activities
  • Tasting Tour of the Farm
  • Service Learning
  • Veggie Based Arts and Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Farm Scavenger Hunt
  • Planting Seeds
  • Cooking Demonstration

Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP)

Our Youth Community Agriculture Program gives local youth experience with planting, cultivating, harvesting, and cooking over the course of the season. Participants maintain their vegetable beds, create their own recipes, and explore many aspects of the local food system. This program culminates in a farmers’ market experience where participants harvest and sell their crops at a neighborhood farmers’ market.

Professional Development

Our staff delivers in-service training to public and private school educators and youth program staff from community agencies. These sessions provide teachers and other adults with strategies for integrating themes of food and agriculture into their classrooms and youth programs. Sessions are adapted to address specific grade levels and the needs of teachers and staff.

To request a Professional Development session for your staff, please contact Sarah McCartt-Jackson at 502-491-0072 or email by clicking here.