As a cooperative community farm, education is at the forefront of everything we do. The following programs are currently available at OTFUF.
(Note: This program is also open to other, non-scouting youth organizations like Girls on the Run, summer camps, homeschool, and religious groups)
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.
*Troop/Club Leaders FREE
Kids Garden Clubs
Stay tuned for Spring 2023 updates….
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 can be arranged March-October.
Price determined by size of group, length of visit, and more.
Contact Jodi to discuss possibilities.
Thoughts in germination:
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…
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.