Wee Explorer Summer Camp

Send your preschoolers and kingergarteners to us for an outdoor adventure!

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Farm Animal Feedings

Farm animal feedings, during which Farmer Larry and other volunteer animal feeders discuss feeding and caring for farm animals, will resume the first Saturday in May, weather permitting.

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Community Garden

Join us for coffee chats on the first Saturday of every month.

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Event Rental

For a truly unique wedding, reception, party, or business meeting – indoors and outdoors–choose Blackacre for your next event!

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Summer Camps

Blackacre’s primary mission is environmental and pioneer education. Our camps are one of the many ways we fulfill that mission.

Community Garden

Blackacre is the sole manager of the largest Community Garden in Jefferson County with over 200 gardeners renting nearly 300 plots.

Facility Rental

Rent your option of several special spots on Blackacre’s picturesque farm land, including a historic Appalachian Double Crib Log Barn built in the 1790s.


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Visit Blackacre

… just 25 minutes from downtown Louisville … the spacious Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead is a place where visitors can hike, take in the historic grounds …

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On Saturday, January 30th, New Earth Organics and Hydroponics will be hosting their annual seed swapping event. Several of our gardeners use products from New Earth and attend their helpful events. We have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with this local shop, and we... read more


Our 2nd Annual Best Bloomin’ Arts & Crafts Festival will take place on Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th 2016. Save the date for an opportunity to rock out to local bands, shop local artisans and vendors, munch on delicious local food truck cuisine,... read more

January 2016 Newsletter

Our next newsletter is set to drop at the end of January 2016. Be on the lookout for fresh and exciting programming coming your way! If you would like to receive our newsletter, please visit the memberships page to register for one now. All memberships include an... read more

Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily,
visiting the natural world.
- Catlin Matthews

“Our Day of Service at Blackacre was inspiring. Many of my team members including me had no idea 300-acres of land remained undeveloped so close to where we live. Helping to repair broken fences along the cow pasture was not only productive and a good work out but made my people feel like they were making a difference and brought us even closer together which means better  output when we return to our regular day jobs next week”


“Holding a team retreat at Blackacre was delightful.  We were able to work and enjoy lunch gathered around a long dining room table inside the Presley Tyler House. We went ‘away’ without going away saving both time and money for the company by meeting at the historic homestead.”