2017 Program Tent Schedule coming soon!

We have a variety of wonderful presentations scheduled throughout the day at our Programs Tent. Feel free to wander by, grab a seat, and ask questions!


Here is a list of our 2016 schedule

  • 9:30am - Home Canning
    presented by Steve Vire, Somewhere Place Else Farm
  • 10:00am - Hummingbirds and Bluebirds
    presented by Polly Rooker, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  • 10:30am - Water Pollution Preventions
    presented by Julie Berbiglia, Metro Water Services
  • 11:00am - Aeroponic Gardening
    presented by Steve Moore, The Tower Garden
  • 11:30am - Trees for Bees, Pollinators, & Nectar
    presented by David Hughes, Rock Bridge Trees
  • 12:00pm - Container Gardening
    presented by Joan & Biars Davis, Master Gardeners of Davidson County
  • 12:30pm - How to Make Your Own Pesto
    presented by Michael Fenswick, Master Gardeners of Davidson County
  • 1:00pm - Tomato Disorders
    presented by David Cook, University of Tennessee Extension
  • 2:00pm - Beekeeping in an Urban Environment
    presented by Ron Ledford, Nashville Area Beekeepers Association
  • 2:30pm - Horticulture Therapy
    presented by Sarah Nowicki
  • 3:00pm - Garden Remedies with Household Items
    presented by Shirley Lee, Master Gardeners of Davidson County

Urban Gardening Festival 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
A free community event, 9am-4pm (rain or shine)

The Urban Gardening Festival is a unique educational outreach program of the Master Gardeners of Davidson County inviting the public to learn more about a wide variety of gardening methods and techniques while also engaging with local artisans, exhibitors, growers, markets, producers, and other organizations from across the Greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee areas.

We host our event on the campus of Ellington Agricultural Center among our 8,800 sq.ft. Demonstration Garden, a green learning space featuring many teaching areas for such topics as composting and fermentation; worms and vermiculture; container, keyhole, lasagna, raised bed, square foot, and vertical gardening methods; and more specific interests, such as butterfly and beneficial insects, decorative grasses, herbs, perennials, vegetables, and xeriscaping. 

During the event, certified Master Gardeners field questions and teach how-to workshops. We also provide a programs tent where vendors and certified Master Gardeners discuss a wide range of topics throughout the day. 

2016 Exhibitor/Vendors

We've got some terrific exhibitors and vendors this year! For those who have visited the festival before, you may recognize some familiar faces but also discover many new ones! Just click their name below to visit their website!

A Little Italian
Baskets & Gourds by Sharon Ralph
BELL School and Community Garden
Bradley's Creamery
By JenJen
Concrete Cousins
Davidson County Council of Community Clubs 
Divine Art Café and Toffee
The Dixie Drip
East Nashville Farmers Market
Farmin' in the Hall
Forest Garden Growers, LLC
Gardens of Babylon
A Greener Way, LLC
Glass Gardens by RuthE Winget
Harpeth River Watershed Association
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum
In Stillness
Johnson's Honey Farm
JuicePlus Aeroponic Tower Gardens
Local Table Magazine
Master Gardeners of Davidson County
Master Gardeners of Davidson County Junior Camp
Metro Beautification & Environment Commission
Metro Tree Advisory Committee
Metro Water Services
Middle Tennessee Daylily Society
Nashville A Rocha
Nashville Area Beekeepers Association
Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange
Nashville Urban Farm
Overcast Pottery
Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee
Plant the Seed
QueenV Simple Creations
Rock Bridge Trees
The Rolling Feast
Smokin' Buttz
Somewhere Place Else Farm
Southeast Nashville Farmers Market
Sustainable Mountain Agricultural Center
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council
Tennessee Native Plant Society
Tennessee Naturalist Program
Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
Tennessee Viticultural & Oenological Society
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Thistle Farms
Trevecca Urban Farm
UT Extension Davidson County
Walk in the Garden Shop
Williamson County Master Gardener Association

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