Meet SFMTN’s 2019 Community Enrichment Grant Recipients

Slow Food Middle Tennessee is proud to announce its 2019 Community Enrichment Grant recipients. In its second year, SFMTN was able to expand its grant program to offer a total of $4,000 to a diverse range of organizations within the community.

Congratulations to the following winners!

  • Blossom Award ($1000) given to Green Door Gourmet, a certified organic produce farm and agritourism center located in West Nashville, to offer lower field trip admission costs for 500 students from Title I schools in the area.

  • Blossom Award ($1000) given to Plant the Seed to provide educational garden programming to a group of third grade students at Explore! Community School in East Nashville through an after-school garden club.

  • Sprout Award ($500) given to Good Flower Farm, a company that produces small-batch organic skin care using herbs grown on its farm, to build a deck on the farm field which will allow them to expand educational programming for the community. The Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, committed to honoring women leaders in the food community, has generously agreed to match $250 of SFMTN’s grant, making the grant total $750.  

  • Sprout Award ($500) given to the Nashville Farmers’ Market to help fund material and labor that will be used to create a pollinator garden featuring colorful flowers and plants native to Tennessee and to spread the market’s message of environmentalism paired with local sustainability.

  • Sprout Award ($500) given to The Nashville Food Project’s Growing Together program, to fund a pilot initiative that will support farmer-directed education opportunities. Growing Together is a program that supports New Americans from agrarian backgrounds in growing produce to sell, generating personal income for their families and building food security along the way.

  • Seed Award ($250) given to Taste Quest, a new nonprofit magazine and app empowering children to nourish their bodies, families and communities through interactive food education. Taste Quest will put its Seed Award to building and launching the magazine and app, providing free and accessible content to children across Nashville.

  • Seed Award ($250) given to Mamushi Nature Farm, a Franklin-based education and training farm that seeks to help teach people how to grow their own food, to purchase high-quality seeds for its spring and summer training programs.  

We’d like to thank the following partners for generously helping SFMTN in its fundraising efforts:

  • Nashville-area Whole Foods for selecting SFMTN as its benefactor for 5% Day Community Giving Program in July 2018

  • Nicky’s Coal Fired for its guest chef pizza series, proceeds from which benefited SFMTN

  • The Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, committed to honoring women leaders in the food community, which matched $250 of our grant to Good Flower Farm

Applications for 2020 grants open in fall 2019. Please come back to this page for more information at that time.