Program Information
June 2012


Air Dates: 21 & 25 | 28 & 7/1
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2051  
Airs 6/21/12 and 6/25/10

On this edition of Volunteer Gardener, Julie Berbiglia introduces us to the ambitious ‘can do’ community advocate behind the Bellevue Edible Learning Lab (BELL garden). This one acre plot features sustainable garden practices such as water catchment, composting, and pest control. Later, we’ll visit both the artist and the landscaper who have combined talents to fill a blank garden canvas with color, texture and structure. Jeff Poppen demonstates the efficiency of gardening the square foot way.

To learn more about Alice Walker and the Edible Schoolyard Project, visit for the “60 Minutes” interview.


Episode 2052
Airs 6/28/12 and 7/1/12

On Volunteer Gardener, hosts Troy Marden and Phillipe Chadwick head up to Louisville Kentucky for garden tours from three very different landscape settings. First, we tour the stately and formal gardens at Whitehall Mansion and Grounds where garden rooms set the tone and atmosphere. We then visit historic Cave Hill Cemetery and the certified arboretum full of grand champion trees. Finally, we meet up with a plant collector at Munchkin Nursery and Gardens for a shade plant lover’s paradise.

For more information for Whitehall House and Grounds, visit
Whitehall is located at 3110 Lexington Road, Louisville KY 40206 502.897.2944

For more information for Cave Hill Cemetery, visit

Cave Hill Cemetery is located at 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville KY 40204 502.451.5630

For more information about Munchkin Nursery and Gardens, visit

Plants featured from the Munchkin Garden tour:
Polygonatum falcatum (Solomon’s Seal) ‘Silver Lining’
Polygonatum verticillatum ‘Whorled’
Arisaema fargesii (Jack in the Pulpit)
Arisaema consanguineum
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink)