Recent Volunteer Gardener Clips

Native Plants Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Native Plants Garden

March 31, 2022

Enjoy a spring time tour of a landscaper's home garden that is comprised of 95% native plants.

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Sustainable agriculture method for a container on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Sustainable agriculture method for a container

March 31, 2022

A well-read and experienced gardener demonstrates how he recreates lasagna gardening (layering of organic materials in which to grow plants) in outdoor plant containers. He then starts seeds and also grows a variety of vegetables in these containers with great results.

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Becoming Invasive Free on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Becoming Invasive Free

March 31, 2022

Julie Berbiglia visits Warner Parks in Nashville where invasive plants are being chopped down, wrenched up, and tugged out to become Invasive Free by 2027.

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Increasing Soil Fertility on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Increasing Soil Fertility

March 24, 2022

Jeff Poppen discusses simple and frugal ways to add soil fertility to a garden space. Using compost and cover crops bring rewards at harvest time year after year.

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Pocket prairie on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Pocket prairie

March 24, 2022

A pocket prairie is a small handcrafted parcel that is dominated by grasses and forbs. Troy Marden visits Mike Berkley of Growild Inc to learn the various plants that are recommended, their growth requirements, and the maintenance recommended.

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Nature's Way to Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Nature’s Way to Garden

March 24, 2022

Sheri Gramer strolls through the mountain top garden of an experienced grower. Rich color is seen in the selection of trees, there is year-round interest in the ornamental beds, and sustainable gardening methods are evident in the vegetable garden.

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Clean Genes Farm on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Clean Genes Farm

September 30, 2021

Clean Genes Farm specializes in growing salad greens 365 days a year. And here on this family farm, efficiency is a must. Annette Shrader sees that first-hand in the seeding, the transplanting, and weed control.

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No Till Agriculture on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

No Till Agriculture

September 30, 2021

Tammy Algood explores the benefits of no till agriculture for both the farmer and the land. Hutchinson Farms has been at the forefront of this environmentally responsible production technique for three generations.

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Beekeeper + Flower Farmer on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Beekeeper + Flower Farmer

September 23, 2021

Sheri Gramer introduces us to the son of a grower who also feels compelled to grow. He decided to do annuals in a big way. They are beautiful to look at, and support the 25 beehives he maintains. Zinnias, cosmos and sunflowers thrive in this home garden on a grand scale.

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Blessings of a Community Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Blessings of a Community Garden

September 23, 2021

Julie Berbiglia tours a new community garden on the grounds of St. John AME Church in Nashville TN. The church was working toward creating a commercial kitchen, but circumstances changed. In 2020, a tornado took out the church building, and then 2 weeks later the COVID protocols were established. Partnerships were formed, the plan pivoted in scope, and now the community has an inspiring and bountiful garden. All those in the neighborhood are invited to participate in its plantings and harvest.

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Accenting Mother Nature's Gifts on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Accenting Mother Nature’s Gifts

September 23, 2021

The prevalence of natural stone in this backyard could be daunting to a garden designer. However, this gardener has embraced the stone and accented its borders and even planted the crevices and craters.

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Southall Orchard on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Southall Orchard

September 23, 2021

More than 1500 apple trees representing 35 different cultivars grace this hillside at Southall Orchard in Franklin TN. Some are bred over generations for a unique flavor profile, some for ciders, for firmness or longevity. All of the trees are pruned in espalier form.

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