Over the Fence Urban Farm

Cooperatively farming small patches of Earth in Columbus, OH


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

Urban Farm Camp

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August 14-18, 2023
More information and registration here.
Since Summer 2021, we’ve offered a series of one-week, urban farm camp programs for children entering grades 1-3 the following Fall. We keep the kids busy all morning with farm chores, games, reading and riddles, art activities and time to enjoy the company of Mother Nature and one another.

Youth Group Visits

(This program is open to outh organizations like school clubs, Scouts, Girls on the Run, summer camps, homeschool, and religious groups) 

31967908_1998542027072936_3307558940329377792_nYouth Group 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.

$5/adult companion*
*Troop/Club Leaders FREE
Contact: jodiekushins@gmail.com

Kids Garden Clubs 

Stay tuned for Spring 2023 updates….

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.

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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 dream together about possibilities…

Past Programs

CFM Kids Garden Club @ OTFUF


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. Over the Fence hosted this program in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2020 we hosted an abbreviated distanced version of he program via Facebook Live. You can find archived lessons on our YouTube channel.

The CFM Kids Garden is on hiatus for the 2021 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”