Greenacres

About Us

Education, Research, Conservation

Greenacres Foundation offers something for everyone. From exploring preserved forests and creeks, capturing beauty in music and artwork, to discovering secrets of farming and gardening. Come enjoy school field trips and summer camps as well as fresh produce from the farm store and special public events. Inspiration is contagious among Greenacres team who truly possess a passion for our Mission.

Reach out to us
513-891-4227
Monday – Friday
8 – 5PM
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Our Mission

Greenacres will always reflect the style and grace of founders, Louis and Louise Nippert. Our mission is to preserve for the public an area reflecting the traditional environment of Indian Hill and its historical significance by preserving Greenacres in its current state of woodland and farmland. To encourage conservation and appreciation of nature by providing the public, particularly children, opportunities to study plant and animal life in their natural settings. To encourage appreciation of music and culture by providing facilities and an atmosphere that will encourage artists to display their talents for all age groups.

Our History

Louis and Louise Nippert purchased 47 acres of land known as Greenacres Farm from the Green family in 1949. Between 1949 and 1998, the Nipperts purchased several adjacent tracts of land and today the farm comprises nearly 600 acres. It was originally operated as a mid-twentieth century gentleman’s farm. In 1988, wanting to give back to the community, they started Greenacres Foundation with the intent to preserve the land for the education and enjoyment of future generations. Their mission lives on today, serving over 30,000 students a year, while expanding into new communities.

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Our People

Founding Members

  • The late Louis Nippert
  • The late Louise Dieterle Nippert
  • The late Guy D. Randolph, Jr.
  • Carter F. Randolph, Ph.D.
  • Martin Cooper
  • Lawrence Kyte, Jr.
  • Brad Lindner
  • Jill Louv, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees

  • Carter Randolph, Ph.D.
  • Martin Cooper
  • Lawrence Kyte, Jr.
  • Brad Lindner
  • Jill Louv, Ph.D.
  • Ginger Warner
  • Meredith Leslie
  • Jim Ebenschweiger

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Our garden team has been busy “potting up” pansy seedlings in the greenhouse! Potting up is a technique that allows a seedling to grow big, strong, and healthy. As the seedlings grow, they become too large for their small starting cells, where their roots can become bound as they search for more room and nutrients. This can be a stressful time for the plant and is detrimental for its health. ⠀

This is the perfect time to pot up the seedling and place it into a larger container where it has the space to spread its roots more comfortably and focus on growing into a happy, healthy plant!
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The cold weather this week brings some unique challenges to vegetable gardening. Our garden manager, Ian, explains a few of these challenges and the ways we keep our gardens growing when it freezes. ...

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Looking for a perfect Super Bowl snack? Our pasture-raised wings are on sale this week to celebrate the Big Game, only $2/lb. Get our latest recipe: Crispy Baked or Fried Chicken Wings on our site. ...

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Maple season is here! 🍁🍁

Join us for one of our upcoming Children's Discovery Days where you can learn how this product goes from tree to table. Details on our site. Link in bio.
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Just a couple guys enjoying their breakfast 😊 We bring in high-quality hay to make sure our cattle are 100% grassfed year round, even in the winter. ...

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Our microgreens, including these pea shoots, are happily growing in our greenhouse…they are blissfully unaware of the snow outside! ...

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Have you ever ruminated about ruminants ruminating? Here’s a fact to chew on…cows and sheep spend about 40% of their day ruminating! They’re re-chewing their earlier meal to make the plant material easier for their gut microbes to digest. ...

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