Kale, zucchini, cucumber and lettuce growing within a few feet of our kitchen. It couldn't get much fresher than this.
Our spring crops are thriving as we await the much anticipated summer fruits. Pictured here starting from the bottom is a bed of buckwheat, two beds of leaf lettuce, a bed of chard, snow peas (yum!), and finally the tall grass in the background is winter rye. Want to help harvest or pull a few weeds? Drop by anytime.
What have our community gardeners been up to?
Come visit with us this Saturday, May 16, from 9am-4pm at The Urban Gardening Festival on the campus of Ellington Agricultural Center, 5201 Marchand Dr, Nashville, TN 37211. We'll be there demonstrating our soil block technique for starting seeds. This free event is designed to educate and engage visitors with local artisans, exhibitors, gardeners and vendors from throughout the Greater Nashville area. There's so much to learn and experience - plan to spend a fun day!
We are so excited to have this new walk-in freezer installed behind our office! Just in time for freezing the abundance of summer crops that come our way. A huge thank you to Judy Wright and Christ Church Cathedral for making it happen!
We love our partnership with Ensworth's 3rd grade classes. They purchase our seedlings through Project Grow, we help them plant their raised beds, and they donate the produce they harvest back to our kitchens. A pretty sweet deal on our end! We like to think they're gaining something as well: gardening skills and a fun, tangible way to give back to their community.
Feeling a little slouch after a long winter hibernation? Nothing gets the blood flowing like turning compost at our gardens. Come by anytime to see what's cooking in our compost pile!