Painting a Future Together

How do you create a community? It’s a big question with a complex answer. At The Nashville Food Project we believe it happens one meal and one relationship at a time. St. Luke’s Community House and TNFP are teaming up to paint a future filled with connection and meals for even more Nashvillians by sharing a space at St. Luke's called the Mural Room.

Partnering With Our Farmer Friends

The Nashville Food Project’s work to grow, cook, and share is supported by a list of food donating partners, many of them local farmers and growers. On the blog today we want to introduce some of our farmer friends and tell you more about our partnership with each…

Delvin Farms Helps Feed the Community

Volunteer Kelly Hines, TNFP kitchen staff Sarah Morgan and Darrius Hall, garden coordinator Madi Holtzman, Hank Delvin Jr. and intern Marijke Kylstra harvest at Delvin Farms. (Marilyn Lane participated but was busy taking this photo!)

We are thrilled to partner with Delvin Farms this growing season. Every Monday morning TNFP staff and volunteers will travel to this beautiful organic farm in College Grove to harvest vegetables from their fields. We will use this food in our meals to help feed some of Nashville's most vulnerable residents. With a crew of six workers last week, we harvested 135 lbs of squash & zucchini, 30 lbs of kale, 25 lbs of onions and 10 lbs of strawberries.  We are so grateful to the Delvin family for their generosity of sharing this beautiful produce. If you would like to join us on the farm, contact Darrius Hall at

You're Invited!

ITOP students take a break to play and be carefree on their last workday of the semester at the Wedgewood garden.

We are partnering with the Frist Center and the Oasis Center’s International Teen Outreach Program (ITOP) to create a unique art installation in celebration of the United Nations' World Refugee Day. Join us at our Wedgewood Urban Garden from noon until 2pm on Saturday, June 20th, when teaching artist Daniel Furbish and the teens will unveil their artwork. The Wedgewood garden is located at 613 Wedgewood Avenue. Additional street parking is available along Benton Avenue. Hope to see you there!

Nourishing a Community

These gardeners participate in our market garden trainings with TNFP garden manager Christina. They are preparing their plots for transplanting tomatoes that we've been growing in our greenhouse. Chandra, front left, recently sold $250 worth of mustard greens to his Bhutanese neighbors from his first spring harvests. Stay tuned for more information about a market stand we'll help operate this summer.

McGruder garden is ready for spring!

Thanks to these ladies for contributing their artwork to the McGruder Community Garden. This space is now truly full of life in many senses of the word!

Thanks to these students from Glencliff High School for volunteering in the garden. They worked hard to dig a new plot in the orchard, and the community gardeners have since planted it with potatoes!

After planting spring crops and working together to get seed potatoes in the ground, the McGruder Green Thumbers gathered around picnic tables to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Ensworth School grows for our community

We love our partnership with Ensworth's 3rd grade classes. They purchase our seedlings through Project Grow, we help them plant their raised beds, and they donate the produce they harvest back to our kitchens. A pretty sweet deal on our end! We like to think they're gaining something as well: gardening skills and a fun, tangible way to give back to their community.