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Carbon on NPT's Volunteer Gardener


Jeff Poppen explains the alliance between plants and soil organisms which helps lock in carbon, producing dark organic matter called humus. Organic and biodynamic farming methods draw carbon out of the atmosphere and sink it into the soil.

Weed Management on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Weed Management

Tammy Algood seeks out expert advice on weed control from the UT Agriculture Extension Agency.

Honey bee population and homeowner responsibilities on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Honey bee population and homeowner responsibilities

A homeowner shares her practices in maintaining her suburban yard and garden beds to provide a nurturing environment for the honeybees and their hive.

Great Garden Ferns on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Great Garden Ferns

Enjoy a presentation of reliable and regal garden ferns while learning their growth habits and attributes.

Landscaping with Herbs on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Landscaping with Herbs

Herbs are for all the senses, so there's every reason to sprinkle and scatter them throughout the ornamental garden. Sheri Gramer tours the border beds of a passionate herb grower.

A Forever Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

A Forever Garden

Lots of gardeners toil and sweat countless minutes in their garden beds. Wouldn't it be nice if circumstances played out so the space can remain a garden in perpetuity? Phillipe Chadwick visits with a women who has deeded the garden of her and her husband to a land trust, never to be developed. She loves those lillies!

Hostas in Correll Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hostas in Correll Garden

The old saying of 'right plant, right spot' is illustrated in this home garden. After trying and failing at growing grass under a front yard tree, these homeowners found that hosta flourished.

First Impressions on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

First Impressions

Host Annette Shrader walks us through her selections for the landscaping at the front of her home. There's structure, but yet there's still some spaces for free-form plants and garden whimsy.

Boxwood Blight on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Boxwood Blight

Boxwood blight is a disease spreading among all of these shrubs, from those in nursery pots to well-established mature specimens. It is well-documented in several states, including Tennessee.

Growing Sweet Corn on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing Sweet Corn

Jeff Poppen, aka Barefoot Farmer, takes us from seed to harvest in his patch of sweet corn.