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 them together and filling them with...


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!

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 this month: fall gardening tasks and associated curricular connections for 2nd-6th graders...


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, a keen eye and an innate sense of wonder, the third through sixth...


give the wonder of an orchard

We are growing a healthy, welcoming community… one seed and one child at a time. In partnership with Nashville International Academy—the area’s only Muslim school—Plant the Seed utilizes garden education to help integrate Nashville’s new immigrants and refugees with U.S.-born youth, bringing together children from different backgrounds within identified food deserts—where the median family income is $19,000—to grow food and to grow as a community.


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 big. The experience taught us that we have a pretty good idea...


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 Nashville through Catholic Charities Refugee Youth Program and the Bridge Program of YMCA of Middle TN. The most meaningful moment...