Tallgrass Farm Foundation aims to preserve the agricultural heritage of Kentucky farmland and rural communities by demonstrating sustainable methods and interpreting the connections between food, land, and community well being through conservation, preservation, and educational programs both on and off the farm.
Farming is the foundation of civilization but most people know very little about where their food comes from or how it is grown. Our philosophy is to preserve farmland and woodlands from random development through conservation easements and to demonstrate that through good stewardship it is possible to produce food of the highest quality while working in harmony with wildlife, nature, and the environment.
What We Do
Tallgrass Farm Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit agricultural and historic preservation educational resource model, practicing rural land use along with preservation of historic buildings that is environmentally and culturally sustainable.
Tallgrass Farm is situated near Mayo, Kentucky in the midst of timbered and limestone ledge ridges of northwestern Mercer County Kentucky, nine miles from Harrodsburg, the county seat and oldest town west of the Allegheny mountains. The farm is surrounded on all sides by sprawl as farmland is being cut into minimum acreage lots for new houses.
As a protected agricultural parcel in a vanishing rural landscape, this well defined farm plays an important role in the agrarian community of Kentucky, providing its partners with space in the oldest bank barn in Kentucky for educational and cultural events, as well as open spaces and woodlands to explore; and in particular, educating children through gardening and cooking classes, workshops, farm tours, nature walks, and apprenticeships.