Social work major Jessica Griffitt shares more of what she has learned this semester in her Seedleaf internship.
Being more than halfway into my time with Seedleaf, it is hard to put into words all that I have learned. Gardening has become more than just playing in the dirt, as it was in my younger years (picture below). I’ve learned that you aren’t just growing something that you can eat, but you are growing hope. And as Jeremy says, hope is hard to kill, even for clueless interns. The most important thing I have learned is that you can’t just put food in front of someone and expect them to change their eating habits. It takes so much more through education, getting them in gardens, and building relationships. This is exactly what Seedleaf is doing and that is a beautiful thing.
Have you heard about KY Gives Day? Starting at midnight on April 9th Kentuckians are encouraged to visit the KY Gives website and give a tax-deductible donation to the causes they connect with.
Seedleaf is one of the featured nonprofits! Please e-mail friends, colleagues, family members, etc. and let them know about this great opportunity. Feel free to share any of the information on Seedleaf’s Facebook page about KY Gives Day. You can also share posts directly from the KY Gives Day Facebook page. You can even schedule your donation so you don’t have to think about it on Wednesday!
If we place within the top 5 for the most donations received we will win an additional cash prize from KY Nonprofit Network, which would be pretty awesome!
Thank you for participating!
Join Seedleaf volunteer and Master Community Composter Amy Preece in this fun, hands-on introduction to vermiculture — using worms to process food waste! Learn how to create your own worm compost bin and what to feed and not to feed the worms. Participants will leave with everything they need to start processing kitchen waste in the comfort of their own home… or school! Classroom resources and PD credit are available for teachers!
Location: Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King
Audience: All ages (Children under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult) – Great for science teachers!
Price: $10 ($7 for LASC members)
Pre-registration is required. Call LASC at 859-252-5222 or register at 301. Seedleaf Community WORMshop.
All are welcome to join urban chicken-keepers for good food and conversation. We’ll share a potluck and just chat about chickens and the latest CLUCK news. Bring drinks and food to share. Please make reservations so we are sure to have enough plates and such.
When: Saturday, April 5, 5:00-6:30 pm
Where: The Plantory, 560 E. 3rd (corner of Midland and 3rd St.)
RSVP: to email@example.com
Just a reminder that Seedleaf is selling this great local foods resource, full of recipes, stories, and best of all — COUPONS! Buy it from us and we get to keep 1/3 of the sale price! That’s a $5 contribution that will keep rewarding you as you save money at the Lexington Farmer’s Market and other local purveyors of excellent food.
To buy yours, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!