School Garden Summers

One of the questions we are asked most frequently is, “What happens to your school garden in the summer?” School gardens often become weedy jungles during the summer months when students are away, but with a little planning ahead, this can be avoided....

growing our clothing

As part of our partnership with the Early Learning Centers at Metro Nashville Public Schools, we are collaborating with teachers to deepen the Creative Curriculum in use at these innovative pre-k centers. One of our favorite projects this year has been the Clothing...

building a dream garden

At Ross Early Learning Center, we are building a Dream Garden! This garden will serve as a living outdoor classroom, a growing space for wonder and engagement for our pre-k children and their families. Collaborating with the local permaculture experts at Nashville...

2014 real food emerging leader

Congratulations to Plant the Seed founder and Executive Director Susannah Fotopulos on receiving the 2014 Real Food Emerging Leader Award. Susannah was honored at the Food Day ceremony at the Nashville Farmer’s Market, hosted by Community Food Advocates. Plant...

gardening at the governor’s mansion

On Saturday, August 23, Plant the Seed presented a panel about experiential garden education in schools at a teacher training event sponsored by the Tennessee Residence Master Gardeners and the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension. The event, held on the...

plant the seed honored at community-wide iftar celebration

Plant the Seed’s executive director, Susannah Fotopulos, accepted an award at the Second Annual Nashville Community Iftar on July 10th, co-hosted by the Faith and Culture Center and Metro Human Relations Commission. The Iftar is one example of FCC’s...

growing at bordeaux ELC

Kicking off our partnership with Bordeaux Early Learning Center, we began construction on the new garden space where we will grow this year with 192 pre-k students. Though our first build day was rained out, we were delighted to have so many staff members roll up...

growing leaders

Plant the Seed is a proud partner of Dan Mills Elementary this year, as we collaborate with staff and students to develop Growing Leaders, a model after-school program centered in the garden. Delighted recipients of a Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association grant...

garden journals

Fourth and fifth grade students sat outside on a warm, sunny day and channeled their creativity into making garden journals. They then found a quiet spot in the garden to record their first observations.   Oh, and there was a little potato hilling...

earth day

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than in the garden with 60 students, visitors from APSU and Local Table magazine, 75 seedlings, a hunger awareness art project and garden blessing flags! It was a great day. We'd like to send a big thank you to Wild Cow for...

big people in the garden!

  We had our first group of adult volunteers come out to the garden at NIA to help tidy, weed and add additional growing spaces in preparation for our Earth Day celebration. They took up a donation to buy three additional raised beds and made quick work of putting...