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Delvin Farms CSA on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Delvin Farms CSA

Jeff Poppen tours the grounds of Delvin Farms which is a small farm having a big impact on Nashville's home-grown market.

Borage and Lamb's Quarters on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Borage and Lamb’s Quarters

Jeff Poppen decided to give some new crops a try as they had been so enticing in the seed catalog. He has had success with the plantings of borage, lamb's quarters, and Italian dandelion.

Bokashi composting on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Bokashi composting

We get a tutorial in bokashi composting. This is a method of composting in which food waste is collected in an airtight bucket and then allowed to ferment about 2 weeks.

Plan before you plant on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Plan before you plant

Experience has taught our Barefoot Farmer, Jeff Poppen, that one should plot out the garden, examine planting and harvest times, and choose varieties long before the hoe hits the dirt.

Urban Homesteading on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Urban Homesteading

A couple has a large vegetable growing operation underway in their small urban backyard, complete with chickens and a spot for seed starting.

When is compost ready? on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

When is compost ready?

Jeff Poppen shares Long Hungry Creek Farm's main key to success, compost.

Biodynamic vs. Organic Farming Practices on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Biodynamic vs. Organic Farming Practices

Barefoot Farmer, Jeff Poppen, explains the practices of biodynamic farming including Steiner's nine preparations'. He contrasts these practices with those of an organic farming operation.

Onions on NPT's Volunteer Gardener


Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer, lends his insights and experiences of growing onions.