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.
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…
The Bhutanese gardeners at our Wedgewood Urban Garden are working hard planting, harvesting and setting up trellises for tomatoes and peppers. Come see for yourself how good these gardens are looking.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
Our onions are growing strong. Thanks to this awesome group from Friends Life for mulching them well with straw to keep the soil cool and moist. Thanks friends!
Looking for local responsibly-raisedmeat? Check out this farmer.
Hmmm. Wonder if they planted enough?
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.
Harvest Hands youth volunteer regularly in our gardens, always looking forward to new experiences. See what they have been up to.