Episode 2908

Volunteer Gardener

October 08, 2020

Season 29 | Episode 08

On this episode of Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Annette Shrader sees how a community has come together to create an outdoor walking trail. Tammy Algood heads to a favorite plant nursery to ask about the reliability of plant tags. Julie Berbiglia visits an enthusiastic new home gardener who shares what he has learned about composting and growing berries.

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Backyard Bounty on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Backyard Bounty

Host Julie Berbiglia tours a productive backyard garden of an enthusiastic new grower. He shares some of the best practices he has learned in regard to composting, and growing methods for blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

Drake's Cove Community Trail on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Drake’s Cove Community Trail

There was a sizeable parcel of land in a subdivision that was deemed undevelopable as it was on a 100 year flood plane, plus it had a sink hole at its center. While the developer talked of putting in a walking trail around the perimeter of this parcel for resident's use, it never happened. So, the homeowner's association decided to move forward and survey the land. They called on neighbors and community volunteers to clear a wide trail, make trail borders with logs and rock, plant native perennials / trees /shrubs, and create purposed garden areas. Now it is a treasured spot for outdoor fun and exercise.