Healthy House Programs

Healthy House programs, workshops and classes focus on healthy living, healthy eating, environmental education or environmental equality. We have developed strong collaborations with many community partners who facilitate various holistic health and wellness workshops at Healthy House. Many of the events at Healthy House are free to the community, donation-based or contribute what you can. When our classes and programs charge a fee, we always offer scholarships for 25% of the participants. Classes and programs have included community yoga, a film series, various nutrition and cooking classes for all ages, preservation/canning courses, health information workshops, plus many more!

Healthy House opens its doors to meetings and conferences for neighborhoods, other nonprofit organizations, partners and local businesses. Our staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members work together in an open atmosphere and together, we share our space with the community.

Programming includes:

  • Urban Homesteading Certificate Course (course has been suspended in 2021 until safe, in-person classes can begin)
      • The goal of this workshop series is to provide an introduction to the art of self-sufficiency via home-grown food production for people living in an urban environment. Classes are conducted twice a month with a celebration potluck at the end of the course. Participants will rotate through several mini-workshops and participate in guided discussions about topics related to each month’s theme.

Those attending will be eligible to achieve an urban homesteader certificate. Instructors for this workshop series are representatives from Jefferson County Extension Services and the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District and other local experts. Financial assistance is available to those in need.

  • Sprouting Cooks
        • Basic cooking classes for kids 8-14 years old in partnership with Norton Children’s Prevention and Wellness. Sprouting Cooks is designed to educate kids on:
          • *Healthy eating practices
          • *Teach basic kitchen skills
          • *Demonstrate kitchen safety
  • Better Me, Better Life: Nutrition Support Through Recovery
        • NutritionSupport Through Recovery teaches health and nutrition to individuals recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. The program, facilitated by a registered dietician, runs for 12-weeks and is attended by 20 participants. Those recovering from addiction often experience strong cravings for fat and sugar. The body converts alcohol to sugar, so when alcohol consumption ceases, so does the body’s supply of these sugars. While there is a great deal of information about the importance of emphasizing nutrition during recovery, programs like ours which teach these skills on a nonprofit basis are near-nonexistent. Classes include discussions, training, and demonstrations designed to change nutrition habits that contribute to continuous recovery.
  • Cooking with Kin
      • In a partnership with Bridge Kids International, Louisville Grows is host to Cooking with Kin. Cooking with Kin is a family oriented cooking class. Featuring chef, Mark Hoosier, who was trained in Wester High School’s Culinary Arts program and studied under renowned chef, Edward Lee, while being an intern at Milkwood and 610 Magnolia. Join Chef Mark Hoosier in a fun and practical cooking classes for children, families and friends.