What People Are Saying (and Writing, and Blogging…)
Below are just some of the kind words others have said about us. We’d love to hear from you if you have another one!
“Not only has volunteering meant a lot to me personally, it’s allowed me to give back to my community. It’s been awesome to see a littered plot of land transformed into the now beautiful space that provides for the local community.” Andrew R., volunteer.
“Seedleaf is making a wonderful impact on our community! In an earth friendly and community friendly way, Seedleaf is helping all of us by giving restaurants an easy way to compost their vegetable scraps. Seedleaf is consistently friendly and reliable. We love having Seedleaf improve our connection to the earth and the neighborhood!” – Pat Gerhard, owner of local store and cafe Third St. Stuff.
“The nutrition class was very beneficial. It really taught me how eating healthy can be cost effective!”
“After carefully considering this year’s excellent nominees, the award committee unanimously selected Seedleaf to receive this honor for its unique and transformative approach to the issue of hunger in our community. The vision of providing nourishing food, as well as education about production, preparation and sustainable gardening practices, not only to feed hungry individuals but also to improve the over-all health of the community, approaches a long-standing social problem in a new, more lasting and effective way.“-Shannon Stuart-Smith, Chair of the Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice, on the occasion of Seedleaf winning the 2010 Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Award
“Seedleaf has strong ties in the Lexington community and has demonstrated a commitment to sustainably, locally grown food. Since I first began a dialogue with Ryan, I have been impressed with his enthusiasm and ability to make projects happen. Seedleaf began with a core of individuals who were passionate about wise use of the land and food security. They have continued to enlist some of the most inspiring, committed people in our community through their vision of the future. These connections have helped them accomplish much in the last two years, going from one garden to ten and expanding their services to include a powerful educational component.“-Debbie Wheeler, Educator, Sayre School
And here are some links to other articles and mentions of which we have been the subject recently:
- Linda Blackford’s 11 people worth getting to know
- Seedleaf-Nourishing the Local Community–Lexington Commons
- Ryan Winstead in the Kentucky Kernel
- In kentuckyforward.com
- Beverly Fortune on Composting
- Chelsea Bailey in Smiley Pete
- Frances Figart in Smiley Pete
- David Mudd in Smiley Pete
- Yvette Hurt in Smiley Pete
- In Savoring Kentucky–Ryan
- In Savoring Kentucky–Rebecca
- Work of the People–video–Ryan and Rebecca talking about Seedleaf in the summer (cicada songs included)