Get to know the folks behind your favorite bio-dynamic farm.
Janey, founder and co-owner of Foxhollow Farm, is spearheading the family’s commitment to convert their 1,300-acre tract of land into a bio-dynamic farming community. As one of the co-founders of the Waldorf School of Louisville, Janey has been a long term advocate for health and well being of our community. She now turns her attention to local food along with the methods of bio-dynamic agriculture to Louisville. One of Janey’s favorite things is leading tours of the farm for folks interested in greater detail and deeper study of Biodynamic philosophy.
Maggie, co-owner of Foxhollow Farm, is a fourth generation leader of Foxhollow Farm. She is a graduate of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University and is enthusiastic about sharing our healthy and delicious grass-fed beef and vegetables with the local community. Since 2012, Maggie has been heading up the gardening team and you’ll most often find her in the summer planting, weeding and harvesting.
An essential member of the leadership team, Benton manages the farm’s assets. He brings with him both knowledge of land conservation and agriculture to Foxhollow. Benton, along with his wife Maggie, believe in bringing healthy, sustainably grown farm goods to the community.
Laura has been leading the bio-dynamic program at Foxhollow Farm since 2007. She makes bio-dynamic preparations for our farm and for other farms and gardens in the region, with the help of local practitioners and individuals wishing to learn about prep-making.
Laura makes the preparations for spraying and applies them throughout the year to the pastures and hayfields. She works with the cattle team and helps guide Foxhollow towards becoming a biodynamic farm organism.
As Executive Administrator, Jenn’s job is helping people. She helps people who want to be a part of our farm get signed up to visit, find an answer they’re looking for, and connects them with resources to fall in love with healthy, vital food. On the farm she gets co-workers what they need for their job to be easier, sets scenes so they can jump right in, and acts as a sounding board . She cooks, cleans, plants, lifts, types, paints, talks, listens, and has lots of fun juggling it all!
Pavel operates the vegetable CSA at Foxhollow Farm. From the end of May to early November; Pavel grows delicious vegetables using organic and bio-dynamic gardening methods. Subscribers to the CSA enjoy a full box of freshly picked vegetables each week. You can also find Pavel at the Douglass Loop Farmer’s Market during the growing season.
Derek is Foxhollow’s head herdsman. Derek is a graduate of Murray State University and is completing his Master’s research thesis on beef cattle rotational grazing. He brings his enthusiasm in grazing methods and his love for animals to the Foxhollow Farm community. His team is the reason we have happy cows!
Recently, Derek has added sheep to the Foxhollow herd.
We are happy to have Derek, his wife Jesse, and their three beautiful children as apart of the Foxhollow family.
Aviel is a native of Florida, and joined Foxhollow in 2011 as part of the garden team. He soon moved to the cattle team and takes great pride in caring for the animals and their pastures, and in honing his variety of skills as he works. He is committed to observing the seasons and the wisdom nature has to offer while he pursues his passion for a local and sustainable food economy. Aviel relishes living and working in the robust community at Foxhollow every day.
Jared is a Louisville native and an integral member of the garden team. His love of food and working outdoors makes him feel right at home in the Foxhollow gardens. He is great at building projects, like creating a clay pizza oven, or designing our new raised bed gardens. Jared is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the community by helping to provide quality, locally sourced food in an environmentally conscious way.
While a North Carolina native, Hannah has lived in Louisville most her life. She is a long time friend and now employee of the Farm. Hannah shares her passion for health as a member of the beef team, and her fascination with all things nature by planning Folk School classes that connect people with the Earth. She also devotes her studies to growing herbs and learning about the native plants growing in the woodlands here at Foxhollow.
Katie is a great addition to the Foxhollow Team! She began her tenure at Foxhollow as an intern for Pavel Ovechkin. She continues to work with both Maggie and Pavel in the gardens and lends her dilegence, enthusiasm and focus to everything from weeding to eating.
Jason, the Foxhollow Groundskeeper, has always had a love for the outdoors. He spends his freetime rock climbing and mountain biking. He has a strong passion for gardening and generally just loves playing in the dirt. His horticulture background makes him a perfect fit here at Foxhollow.