Seedleaf first broke ground in April, 2007, at Amburgey Gardens in south Lexington. Snow was falling on a few brave souls as they turned the cold soil in preparation for a potato crop. Now entering our 9th growing season, Seedleaf is a vibrant non-profit organization committed to connecting people with food. Seedleaf harnesses the goodwill and energy of volunteers to install and maintain gardens throughout Lexington, growing gardeners and food along the way.
During the 2015 growing season we maintained sixteen urban community gardens, had over 1200 volunteers and participants, and coordinated over 1800 hours of educational activities.
Seedleaf initiated and managed a large range of educational events in 2015. We hosted monthly cooking events for adults, and a Cooking Club at Common Good, an after-school program at Embrace UMC.
Seedleaf has also been a leader in developing composting initiatives in the city. Last year Seedleaf ‘recycled' nearly 40,000 gallons of food waste from downtown restaurants. This effort saves money for the city in waste management and landfill costs while generating rich soil for urban gardens.
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499 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507