No Work Today at Whitney Ave

by Ryan on September 17, 2014

So sorry for the inconvenience, but due to a scheduling conflict, we will need to forgo our Get in a Garden Event to day at Whitney Avenue at 10am.

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The Lexington Women’s Garden

by Laurel Dixon on September 16, 2014

A shout out to Victoria Meyer for all her excellent work with the Lexington Women’s Garden! We’re so happy to have a partnership with such a beautiful space. Check out the photos below:

 

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Seedleaf and Kentucky Refugee Ministries Potluck!

by Laurel Dixon on September 8, 2014

Join Seedleaf and Kentucky Refugee Ministries Lexington on September 15th for a potluck and community celebration, hosted as part of Welcoming America‘s annual National Welcoming Week!

National Welcoming Week (this year September 13-21) is a nationwide event that highlights the contributions of immigrants to American communities. Throughout the country, these events will bring together immigrants and U.S.-born community members in a spirit of unity. More information here: http://www.welcomingamerica.org/get-involved/national-welcoming-week-2014/.

Bring a dish, bring a blanket, and bring some friends to our North Pole Community Garden on North Limestone and spend some time with Lexington’s newest residents. We hope to see you there!

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A big thank you to The Sylvia Bingham Fund!

by Laurel Dixon on September 2, 2014

A huge thank you to the Sylvia Bingham Fund for gifting us with $1,000 to support our continued gardening efforts!

Sylvia Bingham was a dedicated Americorps VISTA Member who was killed in 2009 while biking to her workplace, Hard-Hatted Woman. She was passionate about social justice and also worked for City Seed, an organization in Connecticut that focuses on increasing people’s access to healthy, local food. After her death, Sylvia’s family set up a fund in her honor to support organizations similar to the ones Sylvia worked for, and to increase the public’s awareness of bicycle safety. They have graciously given us $1,000 to support our mission of nourishing communities.

We came to know about Sylvia’s story through one of our amazing young volunteers: Eliana Shapere. Ellie helped us with a Cooking Club at the East Seventh Street Center and made some great connections with the youth there. We are so glad to have had Ellie’s help, and to hear of Sylvia’s life of service. This is one of those events that remind us that life is precious, and that it is a joy and a privilege to live to serve others.

Check out the link below to learn more about Sylvia’s story and the fund:

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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:

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