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

(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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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

Kids Garden Clubs 

Information coming soon for 2021! (Note, The Clintonville Farmers’ Market will no longer be meeting at OTFUF and is on hiatus for the 2021 season. We look forward to providing an alternative.)

Programs for kids grades K-2, 3-5, and tweenagers.

Farm Camps

NEW FOR 2021!

1/2 day options for kids grades K-2 and 3-5.

Information coming soon!

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.

Price determined by size of group, length of visit, and more.

Contact Jodi to discuss possibilities.

Thoughts in germination:

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…


Past 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. 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”