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.

 

Growing

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.

Cooking

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.

Recycling

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.

Social Media

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Twitter

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Our Weekly Newsletter

The best way to stay in the loop on Seedleaf in the community.

Our weekly newsletter highlighting our projects and gardents.

We will let you know ways to get involved in a garden, cooking opportunities or gardening, compost and chicken raising classes.

 

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Please 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.

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Lots of Opportunities to Get Involved! 

Aug
29
Sat
Get in a Garden! Saturdays at the Roosevelt Blvd. Community Garden @ The Roosevelt Blvd Community Garden
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Come join us for some Saturday morning gardening at the Roosevelt Boulevard Community Garden!

Get in a Garden! The London Ferrill Community Garden @ The London Ferrill Community Garden
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come join us for some weekly gardening in the London Ferrill Community Garden!

Sep
1
Tue
Get in a Garden! The Whitney Avenue Community Garden @ The Whitney Avenue Community Garden
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come get involved at our weekly Whitney Avenue gardening event!

Get in a Garden! The Nelson Community Garden @ The Nelson Community Garden
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come join us for a weekly community gardening session in the Nelson Community Garden!

Get in a Garden! The North Pole Community Garden @ The North Pole Community Garden
Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come do some Spring gardening with us at the North Pole Community Garden!

Alive and Wild: Naturally Fermented Veggies Workshop @ Apiary Fine Catering and Events
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join picklemaster Phil Robinson for a discussion and hands-on demonstration of home fermenting. Participants will receive a quart jar and fermenting lid. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon by emailing ryan@seedleaf.org. Proceeds from the ticket sales will support Phil’s Alive and Wild Fermenting business, and Seedleaf. Cost: $60 at door.

Sep
2
Wed
Get in a Garden! Growing Together Preschool @ Growing Together Preschool
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Come get involved and garden with some kiddos at our Growing Together Preschool Garden!

Get in a Garden! New Beginnings Community Garden @ The New Beginnings Community Garden
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come get involved at our weekly gardening time at The New Beginnings Community Garden!

Sep
3
Thu
Get in a Garden! The London Ferrill Community Garden @ The London Ferrill Community Garden
Sep 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Come join us at a weekly gardening time in the London Ferrill Community Garden!

Sep
5
Sat
Get in a Garden! Saturdays at the Roosevelt Blvd. Community Garden @ The Roosevelt Blvd Community Garden
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Come join us for some Saturday morning gardening at the Roosevelt Boulevard Community Garden!