Program Information
August 2016


Air Dates: 4 & 7 | 11 & 14 | 18 & 21
Monthly Program Listing

Episode 2505
Airs on 8/04/16 and 8/07/16

Gardening on a Tennessee mountaintop is going to have its challenges for sure, but oh, the rewards. Ever confused about when to harvest yarrow for dried floral projects? We’ll fill you in. Plus, we’ll learn how to start a fertile garden in any sunny outdoor piece of land utilizing the lasagna method.

Julie’s segment was taped with Patricia Lanza, author of Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens.  



Episode 2506
Airs on 8/11/16 and 8/14/16

We visit the summer urban farm camp at Trevecca Nazarene University where youth learn many aspects of sustainable agriculture including aquaponics, beekeeping, farm animals and of course growing all kinds of edibles. We learn about the seed exchange hosted by Nashville Public Libraries where you can get a variety of seeds with your library card. Marty DeHart showcases great garden ferns. Tammy Algood offers up a healthy side of Brussels Sprouts and Walnut Salad. And we’ve got a way to take care of your potted plants while you’re away.

For more information about the summer farm camp hosted by Trevecca Nazarene University, visit

For more information about the Nashville Library Seed Exchange, visit

Marty showcased the following Japanese and Lady ferns:
Athyrium nipponicum (Japanese Painted Fern) “Pewter Lace”
Athyrium nipponicum (Japanese Painted Fern) “Regal Red”
Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern) “Lady in Red”
Japanese Painted Fern x Lady Fern “Branford Beauty”
Marty then talked about these evergreen ferns:
Dryopteris erythrosora (Autumn fern)
Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal wood fern)
Dryopteris crassirhizoma (Thick-stemmed wood fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)
Dryopteris x australis (Dixie wood fern)
Cyrtomium fortune (Fortune’s holly fern)



Episode 2507
Airs on 8/18/16 and 8/21/16

On this episode, we visit a local business with an eye on a sustainable future. The Compost Company offers organic waste recycling, then composts it into several soil blends and soil enhancement products. Sheri Gramer tours a garden that holds many examples of solid garden design principles. And this gardener has a special love for pre-historic looking plants. And two plant geeks talk about cool native plants that support pollinators.
Troy’s segment was taped at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center in Chattanooga TN.
For more information about their annual fall plant sale on September 9 and 10, 2016, visit
Plants showcased included: butterfly weed, spicebush, pipevine, TN ironweed, Franklin tree, Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea pallida, cardinal flower, and American beautyberry.

Matt’s segment was taped at The Compost Company located at 3643 TN-12 in Ashland City, TN. 615.427.5956 or visit