Recent Volunteer Gardener Clips

Accessible Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Accessible Garden

April 16, 2015

We visit the sensory garden at The Rochelle Center in Nashville dedicated to country music star Pam Tillis. The focus of the center is to offer support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the area. This garden offers easy accessibility to work in the garden and to enjoy it.


Bokashi composting on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Bokashi composting

April 09, 2015

We get a tutorial in bokashi composting. This is a method of composting in which food waste is collected in an airtight bucket and then allowed to ferment about 2 weeks.


Plan before you plant on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Plan before you plant

April 02, 2015

Experience has taught our Barefoot Farmer, Jeff Poppen, that one should plot out the garden, examine planting and harvest times, and choose varieties long before the hoe hits the dirt.


Urban Homesteading on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Urban Homesteading

September 26, 2013

A couple has a large vegetable growing operation underway in their small urban backyard, complete with chickens and a spot for seed starting.


Growing giant produce on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Growing giant produce

September 19, 2013

Giant produce doesn't just happen. It starts with special seeds and requires special care and consideration to allow for the phenomenal growth.


When is compost ready? on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

When is compost ready?

September 19, 2013

Jeff Poppen shares Long Hungry Creek Farm's main key to success, compost.


Estate garden on Cumberland Plateau on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Estate garden on Cumberland Plateau

September 12, 2013

We tour a large estate garden on the Cumberland Plateau where the homeowner is an enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer.


Culinary herb uses on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Culinary herb uses

July 25, 2013

Chef David Miller of the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere walks through the gardens and explains how he uses various herbs in meal preparation.


Touring an American Daylily Society Display Garden on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Daylily World

July 25, 2013

We visit with a pair of renowned daylily hybridizers in their trial gardens.


Asian Influenced Garden of Sun and Shade on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Asian Influenced Garden of Sun and Shade

August 25, 2011

Painting with plants is how the designer described his approach to this garden plan that has shade and sun in one yard. He continually looked at the space from inside the house to make plant choices and placement decisions.


Biodynamic vs. Organic Farming Practices on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Biodynamic vs. Organic Farming Practices

August 04, 2011

Barefoot Farmer, Jeff Poppen, explains the practices of biodynamic farming including Steiner's nine preparations'. He contrasts these practices with those of an organic farming operation.


Onions on NPT's Volunteer Gardener


July 09, 2009

Jeff Poppen, the Barefoot Farmer, lends his insights and experiences of growing onions.