Mar
23
to Oct 26

Get In the Garden (GIG) Events

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Seedleaf’s Get In the Garden events are fun volunteer/learning opportunities for gardeners of any skill level. All ages welcome! These will occur throughout the growing season at various times of the week. Here’s when and where you can meet neighbors, give of your time, and have fun!:

  • Tuesdays, 5-6pm at the North Pole Community Garden—909 North Limestone (starts March 26th)

  • Wednesdays, 5-6pm at the Castlewood Community Garden—845 Bryan Ave (starts April 3rd)

  • Thursdays, 3-5 pm at the London Ferrell Community Garden—235 E Third St (starts March 21st)

  • Saturdays, 10-12 at the London Ferrell Community Garden—235 E Third St (starts March 16th)

  • Saturdays, 10-12 at the Roosevelt Community Garden—415 Roosevelt Blvd (starts March 30th)

Check the socials (Facebook, Twitter) if the weather looks iffy. We will cancel for rain/snow/hail.

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Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Seedleaf Summer Social at Native Cafe

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Join us for a fun night of music and garden vibes as we celebrate summer successes in our 13 free u-pick community gardens. Seedleaf will be requesting donations in support of a big push in our fall gardening, and to continue to plant up the Seedleaf Community Farm. Music by the Possum Queens. You can get a free Kentucky Native glass when you sign up for our email newsletter, or join the Perennial Club. And we'll be raffling off some fantastic items--don't miss it!

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Compost 101

  • Lexington Public Library--Tates Creek Branch (map)
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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Recent waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this! Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with the Lexington Public Library to help share information on two great ways that area residents can take care of our home food waste, either by composting, or using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Come with your questions for this free interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product.

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Aug
20
5:00 PM17:00

Garden Grill Out at Seedleaf Urban Farm

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Our Educational Pavilion is up and ready to party. We hope you will join us for a fun, free potluck picnic event at the Seedleaf Community Farm, which is located behind the Biscayne Apartments just off of North Broadway.
The Bluegrass Junior Women's Club will be joining us for some garden maintenance. All are welcome! This outreach event is made possible by a gift from the E. E. Murray Family Foundation.

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Jul
6
2:00 PM14:00

Compost 101

  • Lexington Public Library--Beaumont Branch (map)
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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Recent waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this! Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with the Lexington Public Library to help share information on two great ways that area residents can take care of our home food waste, either by composting, or using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product.

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Compost 101

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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Recent waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this! Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with Good Foods Coop to help share information on two great ways that area residents can take care of our home food waste, either by composting, or using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product.

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Compost 101 + Vermicompost

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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Recent waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this. Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with the Lexington Public Library (downtown branch) to help share information on two great ways that area residents can take care of our home food waste, either by composting, or using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product.

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Kentucky Gives Day
May
14
12:00 AM00:00

Kentucky Gives Day

Kentucky Gives Day is May 14th! You can be part of the celebration by donating to your favorite nonprofit. This is a day to show your generosity and help support the many great organizations throughout the commonwealth (including Seedleaf!). Visit https://www.kygives.org to find out more.


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International Compost Awareness Week: Wormshop
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

International Compost Awareness Week: Wormshop

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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this!

Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market to help share information on using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Participants will build a simple compost bin and take home live worms. Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product. Cost $15

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International Compost Awareness Week: Compost 101
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

International Compost Awareness Week: Compost 101

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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Recent waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this! Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market to help share information on ways that area residents can take care of our home food waste. Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product. This is part of a discussion series in honor of International Compost Awareness Week.

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Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

Compost 101 + Vermicompost

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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Recent waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this! Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with the Jessamine County Public Library to help share information on two great ways that area residents can take care of our home food waste, either by composting, or using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product.

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Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Plan Your Summer Garden! (Repeat of morning discussion in Lexington!)

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Join Seedleaf to discuss some of the resources at hand to help you have a great summer garden this year. We'll share from our experience of growing 15 free u-pick community gardens over the past 11 summers--what plants and varieties work well, what don't, how to select seeds and transplants, and anything else you may be wondering about. We are glad to partner with the Jessamine County Public Library to make these spring lectures possible.

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Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Let's Plan Your Summer Garden!

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Join Seedleaf to discuss some of the resources at hand to help you have a great summer garden this year. We'll share from our experience of growing 15 free u-pick community gardens over the past 11 summers--what plants and varieties work well, what don't, how to select seeds and transplants, and anything else you may be wondering about. We are glad to partner with the Lexington Public Library (Downtown Branch) to make these spring lectures possible.

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Whole Foods Market--Nickels for Nonprofits
Apr
1
to Jun 30

Whole Foods Market--Nickels for Nonprofits

We are glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market this spring one nickel at a time! We have been busy sowing seeds and preparing growing beds in our 14 free u-pick community gardens and it costs us about a nickel to get each plant going in the greenhouse space. You can help us grow more by taking your own shopping bag to Whole Foods—we get five shiny pennies every time you do from April 1st till June 30th!

We will also be offering several Compost 101 and Wormshop events at Whole Foods during this time. Stay tuned for dates on that!

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Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Compost 101

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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Recent waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this! Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with Good Foods Coop to help share information on two great ways that area residents can take care of our home food waste, either by composting, or using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Green Living Lab: Wormshop

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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this!

Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with Bluegrass Greensource to help share information on using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Participants will build a simple compost bin and take home live worms. Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product.

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Compost 101 + Home Waste Audit

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Recent studies estimate that 40% of the food grown in the US is never eaten and often ends up in our landfills. Recent waste audits in Fayette County show that nearly a third of our landfill-bound solid waste is organic and could be composted. You can do something about this! Seedleaf is glad to be partnering with Bluegrass Greensource to help share information on two great ways that area residents can take care of our home food waste, either by composting, or using worms to assist with that breakdown (vermicomposting). Come with your questions for this interactive discussion of the process of food breakdown, and what area gardeners can do with the finished product.

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Seedleaf 101 + New Gardener Basics

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Having a backyard vegetable garden is a joyful endeavor. We hear from so many folks who want to garden, but do not feel sufficiently knowledgable. If you have the interest but not the confidence, this is the workshop for you. We are partnering with the Lexington Public Library (Downtown Branch) to help share information and experience on how to grow a great garden. Bring your questions and learn from Seedleaf staff about growing vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers in small spaces. You'll hear some of the history of Seedleaf, and some of our garden failures from seasons past. All are welcome for this interactive discussion!

Learn more right here!

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Good Giving Challenge!
Nov
27
8:00 AM08:00

Good Giving Challenge!

We’re raising money to build an educational pavilion up at our Urban Farm space (also called North Farm) on North Limestone. Designed to be a place for folks to gather for education, work, food, fun and community building, the pavilion will further our goals of providing space for neighbors to grow fresh and healthy food, while providing them with skills training, educational opportunities and tools.

Because of a generous grant from Ky Colonels, we only need about $16,000 more to reach out goal.

Please, make plans now to give during 2018’s Good Giving Challenge week, so when the ground is ready for planting come springtime, our educational pavilion will be ready, too.

You can learn more and schedule a gift here.

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