Louisville, Kentucky (ON HOLD 2017)


 Fellows will be housed in apartments at The Province located near the University of Louisville. Lousiville was just voted the number one food city by National Geographic. This location has had a vibrant revival of local food and is a hop and a skip from the Berry's Center, where fellows spend their final 5th day with the renowned Wendell Berry! Check out the photos of last summer's cohort.

  • Bellarmine University
  • Berry Center
  • Creation Gardens
  • Food Literacy Project
  • Genscape
  • Louisville Grows
  • New Roots
  • RAPP - Refugee Agricultural Program
  • Seed Capital Kentucky
  • St. Francis School
  • Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville
  • University of Louisville - Farmer's Market intern
  • University of Louisville Sustainability Council-Eco Rep
  • University of Louisville - Garden Commons Yew Dell
  • Yew Dell Gardens

Organization:The Berry Center In 1977 Wendell Berry published The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, a book that started a national and international conversation the state of agriculture in our country. The Berry Center is continuing the agrarian work of John Berry, Sr., John Berry, Jr., and Wendell Berry by bringing focus and knowledge into issues of land use, farm policy, local food infrastructure, urban education about farming, and farmer education, while advocating for farmers, land conserving communities, and healthy regional economies. Website:  www.berrycenter.org

  • Internship Title:  Berry Center Summer Intern
  • Relevant Interests and Skills:Education; Communications and Media; Food Production/Agriculture; Program Planning; Writing/Research.

Organization: Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP):A program within Catholic Charities of Louisville, RAPP works to provide agricultural opportunities to legally resettled refugees in Jefferson County, and build self-sufficiency. We execute three main projects: Community Gardens: Helps access land and provide technical assistance to enable over 100 refugee families to grow food. Incubator Farm: Helps beginning farmers learn farming basics as well as the business and marketing techniques of running a successful farm operation. Culinary Arts Training Program: A program to prepare newly arrived refugees for jobs in the food service industry.

  • Website: www.grow.cclou.org (under construction!!)
  • Internship Title:  Community Food Intern
  • Relevant Interests and Skills:Education; Communications and Media; Food Production/Agriculture; Program Planning; Writing/Research; Project Management; Teacher/Instructor; Community Development.

 Organization: Seed Capital KY works to build the success and resilience of regional agriculture and the regional food economy, in two key ways: 1) provide technical assistance to farmers and food entrepreneurs through capacity-building grants; and 2) support the development of a sustainable Louisville local food economy. We are currently working on the West Louisville Foodport, an economic and community development project that brings together aggregation, distribution, storage and processing of locally- and regionally-sourced food with complementary programs such as waste-to-energy recycling, small food business incubation, controlled environment farming, workforce development and community education.

  • Website: www.seedcapitalky.org
  • Internship Title:  Communications/Marketing Intern
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Finance; Nonprofit, Economic Development, Food & Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Health, Community Organizing; Public Relations; Writing

 Organization: Genscape, Inc., a DMGT company, is a leading global provider of energy information for commodity and financial markets. Utilizing patented technologies and proprietary algorithms, Genscape provides accurate & timely data on capacities, flow and utilization for all major energy commodities. The product offerings include real-time information services for power, natural gas and oil, as well as fundamentals-based market intelligence services which participants rely upon to better understand drivers, risks and dynamics of regional power and gas markets.

  • Website: www.genscape.com
  • Internship Title: Analyst
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Finance; Analyst; Environment & Energy; Business Development; Writing; Research; Environment

Organization: St. Francis School, Goshen Campus is a preschool-12th Grade Independent progressive school with two campuses. Our mission is to cultivate a joyful, compassionate, intellectual community that celebrates individuality and inspires independent thinking for life.

  • Website: http://www.stfrancisschool.org
  • Internship Title: SFS Food Garden Intern
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Education, Food & Agriculture; Writing

 Organization: Bellarmine University, School of Environmental Studies is an independent Catholic University of 3,600 students located in the artful and eclectic Highlands neighborhood. We offer a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies and a B.S. degree in Environmental Science. The School also manages campus sustainability projects, including a ½ acre fruit and vegetable garden called the “Bellarmine Farm.”

  • Website: http://www.bellarmine.edu/green.aspx
  • Internship Title: Bellarmine University Garden Manager
  • Relevant Interests/Skills:Food Production/Agriculture; Sustainability; Program Development; Education; Environmental Studies 

Organization: University of Louisville Farmers’ Markets. The University has numerous initiatives aiming to create a more just, healthy, and sustainable food system. These projects include a weekly farmers’ market, Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, campus gardens, and increasing local food in campus dining, retail, and catering. The Gray Street Farmers’ Market (GSFM) is dedicated to increasing availability of fresh foods to underserved areas (food deserts). In 2014, we opened the Belknap Farmers Market on our main campus.

  • Website: http://louisville.edu/sustainability
  • Internship Title: Farmers Market Intern
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Food & Agriculture, Education, Event Planning, Communication & Marketing; Social Justice 

Organization: University of Louisville – EcoReps is a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach & education program designed to move faculty, staff & students to action for a sustainable UofL! We provide basic training and resources, service opportunities, and certification as a point-person and peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. Sustainable food, healthy eating, urban agriculture, and food waste are important components of the program.

Organization: The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm aims to inspire a new generation to build healthy relationships with food, farming and the land. Using our 8 acres of sustainably grown vegetable crops, raised bed gardens, greenhouses, farmers, a fruit orchard and an outdoor teaching kitchen, we provide group experiential education, professional development for educators, family programs, and entrepreneurial youth development.

  • Website: http://www.foodliteracyproject.org
  • Internship Title: Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP) Assistant
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Education, Sustainable Farming, Youth Development; Food and Agriculture

Organization: University of Louisville Garden Commons puts several sustainable urban farming and permaculture practices in use, including: 1. Rainwater capture for irrigation in two different large rain barrel systems; 2. Composting; 3. Ten handicapped-accessible raised beds and several in-ground beds, including a perennial herb spiral, and a polycultural permaculture bed called a hugelkulture mound (buried wood which slowly composts); 4. A large, season-extending greenhouse with student-built solar panels; 5. Fruit trees and berry bushes.

  • Website: http://louisville.edu/culturalcenter
  • Internship Title:Farm-to-Table Intern
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Education; Project/Program Management; Environment; Science; Food & Agriculture

Organization:  New Roots is a food justice organization currently helping 1200 people access affordable, fresh food from over 25 farms through our four Fresh Stop Projects. The Fresh Stops connect families to affordable fresh food, shares knowledge about home cooking, and inspires community leaders to transform lives. We help develop natural neighborhood-based leaders and a community of people who have a passion for local food access for all. 

  • Website: http://www.newrootsproduce.org
  • Internship Title: Food justice nonprofit organization capacity builder, community organizer and farmer liaison
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Education, Nonprofit, Advocacy, Food Justice, Food & Agriculture; Community Development

Organization: Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville (SAL) runs a summer gardening, food processing and cooking camp for children, and provides other agronomic and basic gardening trainings with other ag and youth related organizations. SAL also provides leadership and agronomic support for such local food projects as community gardens, land access, collective food production efforts, and support regarding ag and food policy.

Organization: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a regional and national leader in sustainability and regenerative design. Bernheim’s Edible Garden project is a sustainable community garden featuring edible plants and landscapes, and is an applicant to the Living Building Challenge (www.living-future.org), a rigorous design challenge that requires consideration of all aspects of design as they relate to the long-term ecological footprint of the project. Hands-on workshops will build much of this garden.

  • Website: http://bernheim.org/
  • Internship Title: Edible Garden – Living Building Challenge Intern
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Education; Food & Agriculture; Writing & Research; Sustainability; Environment 

Organization: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens hosts an extensive collection of plants and gardens and is dedicated to horticulture research and education.  It offers classes and workshops on all types of gardening including vegetable and herb gardening. .

  • Website: http://www.yewdellgardens.org
  • Internship Title: Garden Intern
  • Relevant Interests and Skills: Education, Agriculture; Event Planning; Project Management 

Organization: Creation Gardens is a regional fruits, vegetables, and gourmet products distributor to the Food Service Industry, specializing in local produce and value-added products.

  • Website: http://www.whatchefswant.com/
  • Internship Title: Farm to Table Communications Analyst
  • Relevant Fields and Interests:Consumer Goods/Retail, Research, Product Management, Production, Supply Chain/Procurement/Logistics, Entrepreneurship

Organization: Louisville Grows aims to grow a just and sustainable community through urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education. We helped create over 14 community gardens. The Shawnee neighborhood People’s Garden houses a 22 member community garden, a one acre market garden producing food for the neighborhood, and two greenhouses for starts. 

  • Website: http://www.louisvillegrows.org
  • Internship Title: Urban Agriculture Intern
  • Relevant Fields and Interests:  Community Organizing; Planning and Design; Food Production/ Agriculture; Sustainability; Community Development; Program Planning; Non-profit.