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.

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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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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.

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Lots of Opportunities to Get Involved! 

Alchemy Conference: A Discussion on Food Waste @ Sayre School, lexington ky
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join an Open Space conference to help address the question: How do we transform food waste from a challenge to an opportunity in Lexington? This event is free. Please RSVP to

Pick & Prep: A Hands-on Dinner Demo to benefit Seedleaf @ The Apiary Fine Catering & Events
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join us for the February Edition of Pick & Prep | A Hands-On Dinner Demo to benefit Seedleaf. Our guest Chef this month is Lesme Romero of Lexington Pasta. Tickets are $65, all to help Seedleaf to nourish communities in Lexington by growing and sharing food. Seating is limited, purchase your tickets today!