Speakers Bureau

An initiative to engage the community through education outreach, our Speakers Bureau delivers programs on a range of gardening and home horticulture topics. 

Since 2014, our Speakers Bureau has continued to offer a series of workshops in partnership with the Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange at several branch locations across Metro Nashville. 

Our 2019 NPL Seed Exchange workshops can be found at our calendar as well as among other wonderful programs featured at the NPL Seed Exchange Facebook page!

Subject to availability and scheduling, our Speakers Bureau delivers free programs and workshops in partnership with community organizations in the Metro Nashville area. See our 2019 Schedule and Topics.

To request a presentation or for more information, please contact our Speakers Bureau Chairperson: Joan Clayton-Davis at joancd3@bellsouth.net or speakers@mgofdc.org

Topics for 2019 included:

  • A Beginner's Guide to Growing & Enjoying Herbs
  • Benificial Insects for Landscape and Garden 
  • Common Tennessee Lawn Weeds: Identification and Control
  • The Science Behind Composting
  • Diagnosing Plant Diseases: "Getting to the Root of the Problem"
  • Tomato Disorders and Remedies
  • Fall Gardening with Flowers & Vegetables
  • Fall Vegetable Gardening in Middle Tennessee
  • Flower Gardening and the Color Wheel
  • Herbaceous Ornamentals: A Guide to Common Annuals, Perennials, Biennials, and Bulbs
  • Native Plants of Middle Tennessee
  • Organic Practices for the Vegetable Garden
  • Plant Propagation
  • Spring Vegetable Gardening in Middle Tennessee
  • Vegetable Container Gardening

Library Presentations – Seed Exchange Program 2019





February 19

5:300 p.m.

Donelson Branch 

Soil Preparation

February 27

6:00 p.m.



Spring Vegetable Gardening

March 9

10:30 a.m.

Inglewood Branch

Vegetable Container Gardening

March 23

2:00 p.m.

Old Hickory Branch

Vegetable Gardening

April 27

10:30 a.m.

Bellevue Branch

Beginners Guide to Growing Herbs

May 7

5:30 p.m.

Donelson Branch

Plant Propagation

May 18




Beginners Guide to Growing and Enjoying Herbs

June 8

10:30 a.m.

Richland Park Branch

Plant Propagation

June 19

6:00 p.m.

Green Hills Branch

Beneficial Insects

August 10

10:30 a.m.



Fall Gardening with Flowers and Vegetables

August 17

1:00 p.m.

Richland Park Branch

Native Plants of Tennessee



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