Important Dates for

The Summer Youth Program:

April 4th- SYP Applications Due

April 13th- SYP Interviews

JUNE SYP SESSION: June 3rd-June 28th

JULY SYP SESSION: July 8th- August 3rd

TFI Workshops


TFI Community Events

Tuesday, February 26th: Empty Bowls Clarksville 

 Make plans to attend an Empty Bowls Clarksville lunch or dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 26th at one of 8 locations. (or you can do lunch AND dinner:) Tickets are $15 each and include a simple meal of soup, bread, dessert and a handprinted bowl to remind all of the “empty bowls” in our community. Proceeds from the event will go to Loaves and Fishes, Urban Ministries Clarksville, and The Food Initiative. 

Lunch will be served from 11am-1pm and dinner from 4:30pm-7pm. The locations are listed on the site below. 

Saturday, April 13th: MB Roland Distillery’s Bourbon Bung 5K, Expo, & Concert Event

Join MB Roland Distillery for their Inaugural Health/Fitness/Farmer’sMarket/Outdoors Expo- 5k & Free Concert.

Expo is Free to public: Time 12pm – 7pm
5k Run: 3pm -4:30pm
Concert is Free to public: 5pm – 7pm

Food trucks, Expo, Farmer’s Market, Concert…Family Friendly.

Saturday, April 27th: 3nd Annual Hog Roast Hootenanny

Join us for a family-friendly event on The Food Initiative farm. Guests will enjoy BBQ and fixins’, yard games, music and fresh air.

Festivities start at 11am and end at 3pm. Click here for more details about the event.

Adult tickets are $15, Children’s (3-12yo) tickets are $7, Children 2 & under are free

Friday, June 28th: Passing the Shovel    {FREE EVENT}

@5470 Sango Rd, Clarksville, TN 37043

The community is invited go on garden tours with our youth and hear from them their experiences during the Summer Youth Program. The ceremony will conclude with the shovel being passed from the June Crews to the incoming July Crews. Refreshments will offered. Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Ceremony 5 p.m.

Saturday, August 3rd: Summer Chow    {FREE EVENT}

Potluck dinner and closing ceremonies of the Summer Youth Program.

Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.  //  Closing ceremonies at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Septempber 28th: Fine Fettle: a farm-to-table tasting

Join us for the 6th annual Fine Fettle: a farm-to-table fundraiser for The Food Initiative at the Old Glory Distilling, Co.

Tickets and more info are available at the link below. You do not want to miss out on tastings from 9 talented chefs using locally sourced foods!

The Food Initiative is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. We only exist because of community support and funded grants.