SEEDS (Service Education and Entrepreneurship in Downtown Spaces) is a youth program that targets 5th – 11th grade students living in areas of Lexington that have been identified as food deserts. In an attempt to connect these youth with healthy fresh food, participants will be involved in all aspects of growing food in an urban setting. Students will gain hands-on experience in growing and caring for a garden, meal preparation, and nutrition basics. Participants will also learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship as they work to develop a business venture that involves selling their healthy products door-to-door in their community. It is our goal that the participants will become healthy food ambassadors for their communities.
Contact Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request an application. And click here to see the SEEDS Video.
This program has been made possible by generous funding from the Bluegrass Community Foundation and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.