Recent Volunteer Gardener Clips
Farm in the City 2021
September 02, 2021
Tammy Algood visits the community garden near downtown Nashville known as Farm in the City. Established in 2010 by Metro Development and Housing Agency, it offers more than 50 raised beds that are open to residents of the J. Henry Hale Apartments as well as the greater community. While this spot didn't start with good soil, there is a concentrated effort to build good soil which supports a food forest and orchard.
Freia Farm: Small Intensive Agriculture Farm
August 26, 2021
An enthusiastic pair of young farmers focus on building the soil, knowing it will pay off year after year. There's is a no till farm. Their market garden business practice wants to be very accessible and affordable. They have chosen a more flexible business model than a traditional member-based, weekly delivery CSA.
The Joy in Seeing a Garden Grow
July 29, 2021
There are so many lovely vignettes, places to sit and reflect, and a seemingly endless array of plants to enjoy in this mature home landscape. Tammy Algood introduces us to this gardener with a love for nature and a great eye for garden design. You'll want to take notes!
Growing healthy orchids
July 22, 2021
Orchids are popular house plants and can produce beautiful blooms over many years, if they receive the proper care. Annette Shrader sets out to de-mystify orchid growing with an orchid hobbyist and member of the Orchid Society of Middle Tennessee. Growing medium, proper watering and fertilization, re-potting, pests + solutions are all discussed.
July 15, 2021
More folks are growing their own food these days, so perhaps a nut crop could fit into the home landscape. Tammy Algood goes to Bethpage TN to learn about seed germination, what's needed for good pollination, and expectations of yield over the course of the tree's life (which can be 150 years).