Sweet Peas: Summer Eats for Kids

Over the last few years, we have been learning about the incredible need for summer meals for youth in Nashville and wishing we could do more. Every school year, Metro Nashville Public Schools serves 8.4 million lunches and 4 million breakfasts. During the summer months, without these daily meals, many children and youth are at risk of hunger. According to Feeding America, this could be as many as 1 in 5 children under the age of 18. These numbers are staggering, and we are finally in a position to do something about it. We are thrilled to announce a new initiative for our meals program: Sweet Peas, summer eats for kids

Understanding Garden Pests

It’s a beautiful spring day, and neighbors are gathering for garden workshop at the Wedgewood Urban Garden, an urban oasis tucked off of Wedgewood Avenue near the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Today, we’re learning about garden pests. Whether it’s aphids or caterpillar worms, many gardeners can relate to pest problems. At TNFP gardens, we’re using and encouraging an approach to natural pest control called Integrated Pest Management…

Corn Five Ways

As our gardens begin to thrive and the kitchens ramp up for the summer, things have been heating up and coming together in beautiful ways at The Nashville Food Project — “simmering,” if you will. And that’s part of why we gratefully launched the first installment of our new fundraiser this month, “Simmer: a chef series where good food and ideas come together.”

Making Gold: Composting In Nashville

Did you know 28% of all waste in Nashville is compostable material? Here at TNFP, the idea and act of composting is a value: taking our forgotten bits, our discarded carrot ends, broken eggshells and spent coffee grounds and diverting them to be used as rich inputs for the earth which we've too often abused and abandoned. Learn how YOU can make gold out of your own leftovers, including FREE compost drop-off at select Metro convenience centers.

That Special Sauce

In the past year, The Nashville Food Project has cooked and shared over 204,000 made-from-scratch meals with 47 meal sites... which means rain or shine, we're loading up and delivering good food around our city. Last week, I shadowed our Distribution Manager, Emily Novak, for a behind the scenes look at what goes into these meal deliveries…