Episode 2820

Volunteer Gardener

May 28, 2020

Season 28 | Episode 20

On this episode of Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Annette Shrader meets an urban dweller who prefers gardens over lawn. Matt Kerske has a showcase of dependable groundcovers. Phillipe Chadwick meets a backyard farmer with productive raised vegetable beds and an orchard. Julie Berbiglia tours the Nashville Zoo to see the rugged plant palette.

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Durable plants at the Nashville zoo on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Durable plants at the Nashville zoo

The plants at the Nashville Zoo must endure getting trampled at times by guests. Many of the beds are also surrounded by concrete. Julie Berbiglia seeks out their plant pallette that has proven to be durable.

Pollinator Garden for an Urban Front Yard on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinator Garden for an Urban Front Yard

"A lawn is just not for me" says Mollie. Instead, she enjoys tending a pollinator-friendly garden in the front of her house. And she has put her sense of style and design on the back yard space with interesting potted plants and sentimental pieces.

Raised Vegetable Beds on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Raised Vegetable Beds

Phillipe Chadwick walks in the sunshine with an enthusiastic grower through her raised beds brimming with vegetables.