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...

preparing for spring!

The second through sixth grade classes at Nashville International Academy are gearing up for spring by starting seeds, building new beds and planting cool season crops....
it’s national farm to school month!

it’s national farm to school month!

Join us here during the month of October as we explore ways to make the connection–from farm to school–for our young people. Plant the Seed has taken the pledge, and we have some great farm to school learning activities planned for our student gardeners...

garden observations

With spring in full swing, the raised garden beds at Nashville International Academy are bursting with new green growth–the perfect time to get students in the garden to observe the changes that are occurring moment to moment. Equipped with notebook and pencil,...

give the wonder of an orchard

We believe a stronger community begins… with just one seed (or tree). Plant the Seed is a finalist to win a complete orchard to be installed by a professional arborist on the campus of Nashville International Academy. And you can help! Here's how: 1. Visit...

The Edible Schoolyard Academy

Plant the Seed attended the Edible Schoolyard Academy! The experience inspired our happy dance and refined our mission. It was a wonderful three days in gorgeous Berkeley, CA, where the director and founding board came together to learn, share, gain insight and dream...

Year in review

This year was possible because of the foundation of a phenomenal pilot year! We established an effective and mutually beneficial partnership with East Nashville Cooperative Ministry, successfully educating 80+ young people from under-resourced neighborhoods in...