Program Information
January 2017


Air Dates: 5 & 8 | 12 & 15 | 19 & 22
Monthly Program Listing

Episode 2501
Airs on 1/05/17 and 1/08/17

We all get the opportunity to become polleneers as we visit with Jay Williams of Williams Honey Farm. Sheri Gramer spotlights their mission to support local farmers, and to provide education on the tasks and accomplishments of the bee population. Then, Annette Shrader visits the historic home of a master gardener who started from the ground up in her outdoor spaces.

Visit for information about seed bombs, hive removal, and honey-related products.


Episode 2502
Airs on 1/12/17 and 1/15/17

Did you know you can grow tasty mushrooms in a bale of wheat straw? We’ll demonstrate step-by-step how to grow these edibles. Sheri Gramer tours a grand garden where herbs are incorporated into the deep border beds. Herbs are also featured in a courtyard where they can spill and sprawl. Annette Shrader joins in a fun project that begins with an interesting leaf and ends with a concrete keepsake for the home or garden.
Troy’s segment was taped with Angel Miller of 2 Angels Mushrooms. More information is available at
Leaf Casting video is available at


Episode 2505
Airs on 1/19/17 and 1/22/17

Gardening on a Tennessee mountaintop is going to have its challenges for sure, but oh, the rewards. Troy Marden takes us on a tour of this very large, very amazing garden. Then, we will clear up any confusion over the harvesting or yarrow for dried floral projects.Plus, we’ll learn how to start a fertile garden in any sunny outdoor piece of land utilizing a lasagna method with the author of the book “Lasagna Gardening”.

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


Episode 2506
Airs on 1/26/17 and 1/29/17

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 growing quite a variety of edibles. We learn about the seed exchange hosted by Nashville Public libraries. In many branches around town, you can get a packet 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)