Episode 2802

Volunteer Gardener

July 18, 2019

Season 28 | Episode 02

On Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, join Phillipe Chadwick for a stroll through the renovated gardens at the Tennessee Executive Residence. Tammy Algood gets inspired by an enthusiastic market gardener and finds his sales outlet sensible and smart. Jeff Poppen examines the culture of hops. Troy Marden discusses the steps he has taken in his own garden during drought conditions.

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Reggie's Veggies on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Reggie’s Veggies

Tammy Algood gets inspired by this grower who has planted out an intensive market garden plot on 1/4 acre to demonstrate how densely food crops can be grown. A lot of Reggie's plants are started by seed in float beds commonly used in tobacco farming. Plus, Reggie has a very sensible and smart sales outlet for the herbs and vegetables.

Tennessee Executive Residence Garden Tour on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Tennessee Executive Residence Garden Tour

We take a stroll through newly renovated gardens on the grounds of the Tennessee Executive Residence. Former First Lady Crissy Haslam led the efforts to restore historic gardens, and to spotlight Tennessee agriculture with a farm to table kitchen garden.

Hops production on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Hops production

The owner of Yazoo Brewery meets up with our Jeff Poppen at Bells Bend Farm where they grow hops for a special annual brew.