Program Information
June 2013


Air Dates: 20 & 23 | 27 & 30
Monthly Program Listing


Episode 2151
Airs 6/20/13 and 6/23/13

Bryan Obara sees how community volunteers are making long-lasting improvements on the historic grounds of The Hermitage. From constructing nature trails to uncovering building foundations to garden maintenance, individuals and organizations work with staff to make a visit to the home of President Andrew Jackson authentic and relevant. Julie Berbiglia visits the Nashville Zoo and learns the secrets of keeping their gorgeous landscape healthy and thriving. Tammy Algood visits with a home vegetable grower to learn how he keeps his garden producing high yields throughout 25 years in the same spot. And Sheri Gramer demonstrates an easy way to give plants a gentle watering.

The Hermitage
4580 Rachel’s Lane
Nashville, TN 37076

To learn about volunteer opportunities, email
Note: This segment was taped on Impact Day 2013, a celebration of Deloitte’s longstanding commitment to the communities where its 50,000 employees nationwide make nonprofits their top clients for the day by setting aside their work and contributing their time and talents.

Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211



Episode 2152
Airs 6/27/13 and 6/30/13

On this episode, we’ll visit a community garden that makes great use of a tract of land just below the interstate in Nashville. Farm in the City offers very affordable raised bed rental complete with soil and water. Herbs, vegetables, fruit trees and flowers can be found in this place where fresh is celebrated. Annette Shrader follows the evolution of a backyard shade garden and learns how family and neighbors help keep it flourishing. Marty DeHart has developed a plan to cut back on vegetable garden weeds by spreading newspaper plus a hands-deep layer of wheat straw. Biodynamic farmer Jeff Poppen shares tips he’s learned about onion production on Long Hungry Creek Farm.

Farm in the City is managed by MDHA. For more information, contact Contact the John Henry Hale Homes office for plot rental (cash only) at 499 16th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37203 or 615.252.3667. Find Farm in the City on facebook.

For more information on theYoung Urbanists, visit