May 2020
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Cultivating  502

Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District

“Always include local nature - the land, the water, the air, the native creatures - within the membership of the community.”
— Wendell Berry, Conserving Communities, 1995
We hope you are staying safe at home during this pandemic. Our office will remain closed to public visitors until it is safe again to open. Staff are working remotely and are available through the phone and email. We will check our voicemail weekly and get back to you promptly. Please be patient as we navigate how to serve you while also following safety protocols. 

Geri Johnson, Administrative Secretary,
Erin James, Environmental Educator,
Lilias Pettit-Scott, Urban Agriculture Conservationist,

Support Your Local Farms and Buy Direct
Local Farm Products in High Demand 

Farmers selling direct to consumers are seeing a large increase in demand for their products due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether they are selling meat, eggs, dairy, vegetables, fruits, or preserved products, farmers across Kentucky are seeing a boost in sales. 

Jefferson County has over 20 farmers' markets and many are open for business. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, farmers' markets have been deemed essential services in Kentucky. These outdoor markets provide the opportunity for consumers to shop in a safe environment for foods that come directly from local farms. Many of the markets have instituted guidelines on how to shop safely. Check out these guidelines on how to be a good farmers' market citizen in case you don't know where to find them for your local market.

If you are planning to head to the farmers' market this week, check out their Facebook page or website beforehand. Many farmers are taking pre-orders by phone or online. You can find a listing of all of the farmers currently serving the Jefferson County market on our Local Farms to Louisville Tables page along with the products they sell and their contact information.

Interested in garden space at a community garden near you? It's not too late to get your garden growing! Click the image above to visit the interactive map detailing community gardens around Jefferson County. Community gardens are a great way to get started growing no matter your skill level or experience!
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