Over the Fence Urban Farm

Cooperatively farming small patches of Earth in Columbus, OH

Programs

As a cooperative community farm, education is at the forefront of everything we do. The following programs are currently available at OTFUF.

Contact Jodi Kushins, OTFUF Owner & Operator at jodiekushins@gmail.com
to schedule a visit!

Scout Visits (New for 2019!)

(Note: This program is also open to other, non-scouting youth organizations like Girls on the Run, summer camps, homeschool, and religious groups) 

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Our scout visits allow young people to spend time with urban farmer and educator, Jodi Kushins  – learning about why and how she and her friends turned her backyard into a farm and lending a hand.

Each one hour visit includes:

Tour the farm: Q & A (~15 minutes)

Help with chores, taste the harvest, and meet the chickens (~30 minutes)

Troop meeting around the fire pit (~15 minutes)

Check out Kids on the Farm for a glimpse at this program.

COST:
$5/scout
$3/adult companion*
*Troop Leaders FREE

Coming Soon!

Retreats:

For work or for pleasure, spending time on the farm with a group can be fun and therapeutic. Think team building, cooperative physical activity, time outside in Nature RX. Contact Jodi to discuss the possibilities…


Ongoing Programs

CFM Kids Garden Club @ OTFUF

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The Clintonville Farmers’ Market Kids Garden Club provides neighborhood children ages 6-12 a chance to grow vegetables while cultivating their appreciation for the work of farmers. Participants receive garden education throughout the summer at Over the Fence Urban farm, planting and maintaining their own garden beds. Three field trips and two market sales at CFM are scheduled each season.

Check these posts for some past club experiences:
“Catching up with the Kids Garden Club
“Kids Garden Club: Sold Out!”
“Kids Club Harvest Party”

Registration information available on the CFM website.

2019 COST:
$50 per child, including a t-shirt

Public Talks

Jodi Kushins – farmer/artist/teacher/researcher – has given talks for various groups including Columbus City Council, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, The Ohio State University, and Simply Living. She also enjoys sharing her work with smaller groups to foster conversations on subjects like connecting to how, where, and by whom our food is grown, community building and urban agriculture, and finding creative and spiritual fulfillment through farming. Jodi’s talks are image-rich and grounded in storytelling.

To book a speaking engagement, contact Jodi.

School Visits

School visits can be arranged March-October.

Donations welcome.

(Suggested contribution: $25-$50/group)

To book a visit, contact Jodi.