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Gardening For Good

Community of gardeners on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Community of gardeners

Matt Kerske takes us along to a community garden with more than 70 raised beds, support for pollinators, a shared herb garden and a farm stand for sharing surplus. This great model is at Del Webb at Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet, TN.

Native Plant Showcase on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Native Plant Showcase

Two plant enthusiasts talk about cool native plants that support pollinators.

Urban farm summer camp on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Urban farm summer camp

We visit the summer urban farm camp at Trevecca Nazarene University where youth learn many aspects of sustainable agriculture including aquaponics, vermicomposting, beekeeping, farm animals and of course growing all kinds of edibles.

Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange

Herb, flower and vegetable seeds are available for free through the Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange. All you need is a valid library card. Various workshops on gardening topics are offered throughout the year too.

Williams Honey Farm on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Williams Honey Farm

We get the opportunity to become polleneers as we visit with Jay at Williams Honey farm. Sheri Gramer spotlights their mission to support local farmers, and educate people about the tasks and the accomplishments of bees.

Native Butterfly Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Native Butterfly Garden

Having a garden that supports butterflies is rewarding, but what if space is limited? Julie Berbiglia finds a plant palette that is suited for the task.

Memory Care: the Courtyard at Abe's Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Memory Care: the Courtyard at Abe’s Garden

Abe's Garden is an industry leader in memory care residential facilities employing best practices. We tour their outdoor space which includes an opportunity for residents to garden, and enjoy being outside in a safe environment.

Amaranth on NPT's Volunteer Gardener


A look at the USDA trials of several varieties of amaranth at Tennessee State University research farm. Amaranth is poised to be the super food of the future.

The Pinnacle at Symphony Place Rooftop Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

The Pinnacle at Symphony Place Rooftop Garden

Phillipe Chadwick takes an elevator ride to this garden on top of the parking structure of the Pinnacle building in downtown Nashville. We learn the objectives for the garden and see how they were realized.

Plant the seed on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Plant the seed

We learn about a non-profit who sponsors the Plant the Seed program in Metro Schools that teaches pre-K children about gardening and where food comes from.

Accessible Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Accessible Garden

We visit the sensory garden at The Rochelle Center in Nashville dedicated to country music star Pam Tillis. The focus of the center is to offer support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the area. This garden offers easy accessibility to work in the garden and to enjoy it.