Resources & Organizations
Hands On Nashville/Hands On Nashville Urban Farm
Hands On Nashville's Urban Farm is a teaching and learning hub for volunteers to grow gardening skills, learn about healthy eating choices and gain an understanding of food access in the community.
Plant the Seed
Plant the Seed is a nonprofit that shapes community and school gardens into outdoor classrooms to educate and empower under-resourced young people building cultural connections, advancing economic justice and improving their overall health and well-being. They welcome donations and volunteers.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee's mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. They work with 450 Partner Agencies to provide food to those struggling with hunger throughout our 46-county service area in Middle and West Tennessee.
Slow Food Middle Tennessee
Slow Food Middle Tennessee strives to facilitate accessible educational programs; provide awareness of and equal access to good, clean and fair foods; and advocate for a healthy, delicious, sustainable and diverse food system for the community of Middle Tennessee.
The Society of St. Andrew
The Society of St. Andrew is a nonprofit that reduces food waste and feeds hungry people. Volunteers glean the fields of farm to gather food that farmers have left behind, and deliver that food to feeding agencies like food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters.
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
The Tennessee Urban Forestry Council is a non-profit that strives to promote healthy and sustainable urban and community forests in Tennessee. They accomplish this through their education programs, annual conference, workshops, historic tree registry, arboretum certifications, and public engagement.
The Gentle Barn
The Gentle Barn rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals. Then kids interact with the animals to learn kindness, compassion and confidence.
The Land Trust for Tennessee
The Land Trust for Tennessee protects unique landscapes forever, promising future generations the chance to experience and enjoy these places as much as we do today. As a nonprofit, non-governmental land conservation organization, The Land Trust has protected nearly 125,000 acres statewide, and provides solutions to those seeking to conserve places they love.
The Nashville Food Project
The Nashville Food Project brings people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city. This work is human-powered by design, and they rely on community support in all of their programs.
Thistle Farms is a Nashville-based, globally minded social enterprise led by women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction who craft natural body care and home products by hand. The enterprise includes The Cafe and The Shop at Thistle Farms, as well as 40+ national sister organizations and 20+ global partners.
Urban Green Labs
Urban Green Lab is Nashville's environmental education nonprofit improving well-being through sustainable living. They connect global environmental concepts to every day actions, empowering Nashvillians, especially youth, to make sustainable choices. Their innovative Mobile Lab, a sustainability classroom on wheels, brings interactive hands-on STEM curriculum to students throughout the city.