Wedgewood Urban Garden
Since 2011, The Nashville Food Project’s staff and volunteers have been growing and harvesting diverse seasonal crops at Wedgewood Urban Garden (WUG), a 1.5 acre leased space near downtown. TNFP’s Wedgewood Urban Garden exemplifies environmentally sustainable growing, harvesting and educates participants in the process. Our 100% organic garden yields thousands of pounds of vegetables, herbs and fruits all used in TNFP’s meals program. Using this produce, we are able to prepare and serve 600 meals each week and deliver to seven of Nashville’s poorest neighborhoods. Garden volunteers engage in a wide range of topics on food justice, while growing and harvesting food in two organic urban gardens throughout the year. Garden volunteers come from partner nonprofits in the area such as Operation Stand Down, Room in the Inn, Oasis Center, Harvest Hands and YMCA. Garden equipment and supplies are an ongoing need to support our existing garden program in which we grow vegetables like tomatoes, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, okra, lettuces, squash, zucchini, potatoes, black-eyed-peas and green beans which are harvested and delivered to the food deserts of Nashville.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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