Seedleaf


Seedleaf exists to nourish communities by growing and sharing food. For ten years we have been working with our neighbors to increase the amount, affordability, nutritional value, and sustainability of food available to people at risk of hunger in Lexington.

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Address: 501 W Sixth St Suite 250
Lexington, KY 40508
Website: http://www.seedleaf.org
Matching Fund Source: Dennis and Patricia Heskel
Email: seedleafinfo@gmail.com
Phone Number: 859-967-8865
Since Seedleaf began in 2007, we have been able to accomplish the following with our community:

-Established 16 free, u-pick community gardens in food-insecure areas of Lexington.
-Empowered hundreds of community members from all age groups, perspectives and backgrounds to grow, share and recycle food
-Supported youth living in food deserts with programming that provides a paying job and teaches skills and principles in agriculture, cooking, nutrition, and entrepreneurship.
-Reduced Lexington's food waste stream through composting the kitchen scraps of neighbors and 32 composting partners.
-Established an urban farm that is focused on making more sustainably sourced food available in North Lexington and providing resources for others wanting to grow food.
Over 900 volunteers have helped Seedleaf work towards creating a more equitable food system and environmentally sustainable community in 2017! We could not do the work without them! Gardening activities start in April and continue until late fall, and we pick up compost year round. We also rely on volunteers to spread the word about Seedleaf's mission at tabling events. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers contact: sarah@seedleaf.org