Episode 3220

Volunteer Gardener

May 23, 2024

Season 32 | Episode 20

On the plaza outside the TN Aquarium in Chattanooga, beneficial insects are finding what they need to thrive. Throughout this pollinator pathway are colorful blooms, dependable perennials and shrubs. Marty DeHart shows us a residential cool-weather composting system. And we learn the story of Nashville Grown, a non-profit connecting local farmers to restaurants, grocers, and consumers.

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Residential Composting System on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Residential Composting System

Compost is one of the best things to add to the garden. Marty DeHart shows off a simple design for a backyard cool weather composting system that features 3 connected bins with wood slats. Garden waste and vegetable scraps are the important elements that get transformed within this type of composting system.

Pollinator Pathway on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pollinator Pathway

There's a beautiful native plant experience on the plaza adjacent to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. Several garden beds highlight this large space, and each is brimming with native perennials, shrubs, and vines. Each plant was selected for what in can offer particular pollinators.