West Sixth Summer Party and Seedleaf Fundraiser!

by Laurel Dixon on August 27, 2014

Come one, come all to an awesome end-of-summer bash hosted by West Sixth Brewery, this Saturday starting at 2 pm! One dollar of each special tapped beer sold will be donated to Seedleaf. The event will feature a free cookout, beer floats, a Smithtown shrimp boil, and a whole lot of cornhole and ping-pong. Come out and support  West Sixth and Seedleaf, and raise a toast to the end of summer. Check out the flyer below:



Common Caterpillars: Friend or Foe?

by Laurel Dixon on August 8, 2014

Our former VISTA  Karen Lanier wrote this excellent article on caterpillars for Urban Farm Online. Read up on four different kinds of common caterpillars and discover whether they are helpful or hurtful in regards to your garden.

4 Common Caterpillars and What They Mean to Your Garden


It was great to see this reflection from Robert Turley on what’s so great about Employment Solutions. Follow this link to Kentucky.com and scroll down a bit, or read the letter right here:

Good care for disabled

At Employment Solutions, this is what we all can do. I spend time on the computer, doing pottery and paintings.

I come up with crazy artwork, pottery and sculptures and help people out with their artwork. I get there every day and I work on my art and it helps me.

We also have a cooking class, gym class and art class. The people are learning about art and work. I help every day with the artwork.

We also have a big garden and chickens. I like to water and help on all things. On Saturdays we have farm market arts.

Robert Turley


We are so glad Employment Solutions is hosting the after-party for this year’s Tour de Coops. We still have tickets available–don’t miss this one!



New Food Tank Article!

by Laurel Dixon on August 6, 2014

Food Tank did an awesome write-up on Seedleaf! Food Tank is a great non-profit focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. They spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and they push for food system change. Check out the nice article they wrote about us:

Seedleaf’s Ryan Koch is Nourishing Communities


Another Great Article Written by our Departing VISTA

by Laurel Dixon on August 4, 2014

We’d like to share another awesome article written by Karen Lanier, our departing Americorps VISTA member. Written for Urban Farm Online, it dives into how to still seek out local food even when you’re on a vacation. Check out the link below:

Your Guide to Eating Local on the Road