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Beekeeper + Flower Farmer on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Beekeeper + Flower Farmer

Sheri Gramer introduces us to the son of a grower who also feels compelled to grow. He decided to do annuals in a big way. They are beautiful to look at, and support the 25 beehives he maintains. Zinnias, cosmos and sunflowers thrive in this home garden on a grand scale.


Blessings of a Community Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Blessings of a Community Garden

Julie Berbiglia tours a new community garden on the grounds of St. John AME Church in Nashville TN. The church was working toward creating a commercial kitchen, but circumstances changed. In 2020, a tornado took out the church building, and then 2 weeks later the COVID protocols were established. Partnerships were formed, the plan pivoted in scope, and now the community has an inspiring and bountiful garden. All those in the neighborhood are invited to participate in its plantings and harvest.


Accenting Mother Nature's Gifts on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Accenting Mother Nature’s Gifts

The prevalence of natural stone in this backyard could be daunting to a garden designer. However, this gardener has embraced the stone and accented its borders and even planted the crevices and craters.


A Landscape with Visual Impact on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

A Landscape with Visual Impact

Annette Shrader is impressed by both the design abilities and the plant knowledge of this gardener in Summertown. The home landscape includes some spectacular specimens at front of the home, and a large border garden in the backyard.


Blooming Joy Flower Co. on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Blooming Joy Flower Co.

Being on a flower farm is rejuvenating for the soul. Sheri Gramer is enjoying her visit to Blooming Joy Flower Co in Christiana TN where the blooms come in a wide array of colors, forms and size.


Pollinators welcome in this garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinators welcome in this garden

Troy Marden, knowing how gardens evolve, checks back in at a home garden in Nashville. Updates include the instillation of a lot of lilies, bog gardens, and milkweeds to support pollinators.


Farm in the City 2021 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Farm in the City 2021

Tammy Algood visits the community garden near downtown Nashville known as Farm in the City. Established in 2010 by Metro Development and Housing Agency, it offers more than 50 raised beds that are open to residents of the J. Henry Hale Apartments as well as the greater community. While this spot didn't start with good soil, there is a concentrated effort to build good soil which supports a food forest and orchard.


An appreciation for the beauty of garden plants on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

An appreciation for the beauty of garden plants

Host Sheri Gramer tours the home landscape of a life-long gardener who plants the tried and true, but enjoys experimenting with new plants too.


To me

To me, the garden is magical

Annette Shrader introduces us to a gardener who chooses to grow vegetables in raised beds. She began with 8, and it wasn't long before she had more than doubled that. This garden is so charming, visitors love to linger.


Freia Farm: Small Intensive Agriculture Farm on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Freia Farm: Small Intensive Agriculture Farm

An enthusiastic pair of young farmers focus on building the soil, knowing it will pay off year after year. There's is a no till farm. Their market garden business practice wants to be very accessible and affordable. They have chosen a more flexible business model than a traditional member-based, weekly delivery CSA.


Pretty Plant Combinations and Stunning Blooms on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pretty Plant Combinations and Stunning Blooms

This home garden was designed and installed by hard-working and talented homeowners. Host Annette Shrader marvels at the variety of plants, the multitude of vibrant bloom colors, and the gorgeous roses. We get some good growing tips too!


Hardscape and Landscape: From Conceptualization to Completion on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hardscape and Landscape: From Conceptualization to Completion

Host Tammy Algood tours a well-planned, well-executed, tree-filled outdoor space that is simply spectacular. And it was all done by the talented and hard-working homeowners.