Nourishing Communities by Growing + Cooking + Sharing + Recycling Food
Working to increase the amount, affordability, nutritional value, and sustainability of food available to people at risk of hunger in central Kentucky
Seedleaf exists to nourish communities by growing, cooking, sharing and recycling food.
We are dedicated to improving healthy food access by maintaining community gardens where produce is shared with neighbors.
Many of our Lexington neighbors live in food deserts where access to healthy food and transportation do not exist. This situation increases the risk for diabetes, obesity, malnutrition, and other chronic health problems.
We also have a composting program that collects food waste from local restaurants, Master Community Gardener classes, cooking classes and an urban chicken keeping program.
Seedleaf farmers, volunteers, and community gardeners grow food at a variety of community gardens and urban lots “microfarms” around Lexington’s North Side. We share food with community members through the distribution of vegetables grown in these gardens.
Seedleaf volunteers and staff cook food with the general public during year-round soup-making demonstrations and food preservation workshops, with at risk youth in summer programming, and with young mothers learning to feed their growing families healthy and nutritious food.
Seedleaf staff and volunteers recycle food in partnership with local businesses and the City of Lexington by composting organic wastes generated by coffee shops, restaurants, and our community gardens.
Help Keep Us Growing
Your donation is appreciated and put to good use growing gardens, cooking in the community and other direct impact ways that improve our community. A large portion of our mission is funded by individual contributions and they are appreciated.
If you would like to discuss how you or your business could collaborate with Seedeaf we have innovative ways to partner.