Address: 2005 Meadowview Drive, Crestwood KY 40014 / (502) 472-8897
About Us / MeadowviewFarm&NaturalHabitatGardens History: ESTABLISHMENT The property consists of 5 acres and was purchased in October of 1998. It has undergone a complete metamorphosis with the establishment of food production gardens and the implementation of wildlife habitat restoration. We keep mechanization to a minimum and use a walk behind lawn mower to maintain walking paths or keep invasive plants in check, a string trimmer to groom garden beds and a rototiller to establish new garden beds, revitalize an existing one or control pest populations. After completing treatment for aggressive breast cancer in 2005-2006 I determined it was my good eating habits and using much of my own food that prevented any lymph node infiltration so in 2007 I started selling my excess production at my local farmers' market. I focus on heirlooms for history, flavor and genetic diversity.
PRODUCTION GARDENS Baked goods made from corn flour, cornmeal and heirloom vegetables; high tunnel gardening for four-season food production; 4 varieties of hand crafted garlic; 3 varieties of Native American corn ground on site; 2 varieties of popcorn; 6 varieties of heirloom dried beans; heirloom vegetables; wild crafted items made from fresh and dried plant material grown on property; plants - Kentucky natives, cultivars, herbs and vegetables; garlic seed; habitat garden design service available upon request; group tours and presentations available upon request.
HABITAT GARDENS Wildlife habitat restoration of property begun spring 2003; repopulating the land with Kentucky native plants to provide food and shelter for wildlife; allowing natives found naturally on the property to grow and expand their presence; provide a chemical free environment for wildlife; educate homeowners about the use of native plants for home scale gardening and habitat restoration.
SUSTAINABILITY Everything taken off the land is put back by use of composting. Grass clippings and straw are effective mulch and greatly reduce the need for weeding.