Meet Susannah Fotopulos, Executive Director

What brought you to Plant the Seed? Plant the Seed was this crazy little idea I had while at home with my firstborn. I knew he would have some relationship with growing his own food, because I had had that, having grown up on a farm in rural Tennessee. It felt like a...

Meet Kaitlyn Payne, Program Coordinator

What brought you to Plant the Seed?  I heard about Plant the Seed through a family member! She heard that they were hiring, and thought I would be a great fit for the organization. After reading on the website about the mission and vision of Plant the Seed, I couldn’t...

Growing to Survive

We’re growing a lot of food, vegetables, and I’m not worried. I’m going to start planting and growing and growing to survive. Ruhel Islam Growing to Survive Fighting food insecurity through empowering future generations to take charge in the garden is one of the keys...

2017.2018 growth + gratitude report

As we approach the end of the calendar year, we hold much gratitude for the ability to do this work, its positive impact on others and your continued support. Thank you for being a part of our growth. Please share in our reflection and celebration by visiting Plant...

Plant the Seed through AmeriCorps

By: Victoria Schnaufer When I was in high school, I knew that I was called to spend time dedicated to service. I felt very drawn to the AmeriCorps process, because it would give me a way to plug-in to the community that I call my own. I landed in Nashville after...

Grow your giving: $25,000 matching grant

      If you’re looking for a way to give back meaningfully this year, why not choose Plant the Seed? Your gift to Plant the Seed will grow by teaching young people throughout Nashville where their food comes from and building community one seed, one moment of awe in...

“W” is for “Wonder”

“The caterpillar turned into a butterfly!” “I didn’t know worms had two hearts!” “Miss Anita, can you say the word ‘chrysalis’?” “The seeds are so small, there’s a thousand of them!” “Miss Anita, can you say the word ‘chrysalis’?” Working with Plant the Seed in Metro...

Plant a Seed of Kindness

When we work with the students, teachers and community surrounding our garden programs, we do more than put seeds in the ground and wait for veggie sprouts to pop through the soil. In the springtime, we wait with bated breath, checking each day to see which seedling...

Butterfly Magic

At Casa Azafran Early Learning Center, we love insects. Earlier this fall, students in the garden classes learned read the book Not a Buzz to be Found: Insects in Winter by Linda Glaser. The book taught us about what insects do when weather conditions outside are not...