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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.


The Joy in Seeing a Garden Grow on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

The Joy in Seeing a Garden Grow

There are so many lovely vignettes, places to sit and reflect, and a seemingly endless array of plants to enjoy in this mature home landscape. Tammy Algood introduces us to this gardener with a love for nature and a great eye for garden design. You'll want to take notes!


Episode 3003 on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Garden Diversity

Jeff Poppen visits the Pegram Community Garden to learn about the diversity of crops in the many raised beds, and the diversity in the talents and contributions of the community members who grow here.


Gardening = nourishing body and soul on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Gardening = nourishing body and soul

Annette Shrader visits with a Clarksville grower who finds joy, gratitude and peace when she's in the garden, whether it's planting, weeding or enjoying the scenery.