Annual Urban Gardening Festival

Every year, rain or shine, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County host the Urban Gardening Festival, 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.


2018 URBAN GARDENING FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 | 9AM - 4PM, RAIN OR SHINE

AT THE DEMONSTRATION GARDEN AT ELLINGTON AGRICULTURAL CENTER | 5201 MARCHANT DRIVE

SUPPLIERS • ARTISANSEXHIBITORSPLANT DIAGNOSTICSHOW-TO DEMONSTRATIONS  CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIESFOOD TRUCKSLIVE MUSIC

Talk to experts from over 50 exhibitors including experts in chickens, beekeeping, and composting and shop local artisans handmade products, like pottery, woven baskets, planters & pots, and more. Tasty eats, beverages, and ice cream will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

GARDEN ANSWERS AT THE MASTER GARDENER BOOTH
Have your plant problems diagnosed by a professional. Gardening questions of any nature will be answered at the “Ask a Master Gardener” booth. Master Gardeners of Davidson County, who are trained by UT Extension Agents, will present how-to demonstrations on container gardening, growing herbs, flower gardening, and more.

PROGRAM TENT
See some of the latest trends in backyard gardening and hear presentations from an impressive lineup of speakers from across the state. Seven free interactive presentations, given by UT Extension Agents, Master Gardeners and local experts, will be offered in the Program Tent. Topics range from soil fertility to small scale greenhouses, to attracting backyard birds and pollinators, to controlling moles and voles.

CHEF TENT
New this year, the Chef Tent is the place to learn how to make an energy drink from local honey, how to make herb-infused butters and pesto with ingredients right from the garden, or watch a cooking demo from a local pro using locally grown produce.

CRAFT TENT
Find an assortment of handmade crafts for sale including mini-gardens in unique containers, cork wreathes and serving trays, and so much more.

CHILDREN
For junior gardeners, there’s plenty to do at the Children’s Tent including make-and-take marigolds, face painting, and decorating garden rocks.

- THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS -

Presenting Sponsors: 


Exhibition Sponsors:

   

Supporting Sponsors:          

      Kaelyn's Cafe                     

          

Program Tent

 TIME TOPIC & SPEAKER

 9:30 AM

Moles, Voles, & Controls

Mitchell Mote, UT Extension Agent Rutherford County


 10:30 AM

Give Pollinators A Home - Home Gardening Practices and Becoming A Citizen Scientist

Jenna Henderson, Director of Nashville A Rocha & Master Gardener Davidson County 2015


 11:15 AM Plant the Seed: Growing Our Youngest Gardeners

 Susannah Fotopulus, Plant the Seed


 12:00 PM

When the Great Outdoors Just Won’t Do: Planning For and Using Home Greenhouses

Natalie Bumgarner, UT Residential and Consumer Extension Specialist

 
 12:45 PMSoil Fertility & Composting: At the Root of the Matter
Carol Taylor, Master Gardener Davidson County 2016 

 1:30 PM

Identifying and Attracting Backyard Birds

Andy Lantz, UT Extension Agent Davidson County


 2:15 PMTomato SLUGs: They Don’t Kill ‘em, They Just Slow ‘em Down!

Amy Dismuke, UT Extension Agent Williamson County


SUPPLIERS

 Bottle Hollow Farm By Jen Jen Cathy's Cluckers
(Chickens) 
Future Gardening Glory Be Mini Farm Johnson's Honey 
 Living Roots Compost TeaDavidson Farmers
Co-Op
 Nashville A Rocha
 Nashville Area Beekeepers AssociationNashville Foodscapes Slocal Foods 
 Trevecca Urban FarmTyne Meade Garden Club Middle Tennessee Daylily Society
Rita Venable, author of "Butterflies of Tennessee - Field & Guide"Six Boots Collective and Tennessee Grown LLC.  Tennessee Urban Forestry Council
 Master Gardeners of Davidson County
Junior Day Camp
Master Gardeners of Davidson County 
Garden Crafts
Master Gardeners of Davidson County Members' Plant Sale
 Rock Bridge TreesThe Wood Thrush Shop  Stomping Ground Herbals at
Double N Urban Farm
 Eden Pharms Joelton Hardware, Feed & FarmacyGardens of Babylon 
Four Seasons Sales
Tennessee Backroads Heritage A Greener Way ,LLC. 
 Aunt Pam's CookiesCrown BeesNashville Natives Nursery
Orchid Society of Middle TennesseeMaster Gardeners of Davidson County
Soil, Composting, & Fermentation
Raw Goodness LLC.

FOOD TRUCKS

* Bradley's Creamery * Kaelyn's Cafe * Smokin' Buttz * The Rolling Feast *

ARTISANS

Jones Mill Farm
by J.R. & Judy Stroud
 Macrame by Me
by Sarah Sullivan
Tangled Tiles 
by Laurie A. Davis
 White Stone Lotus Garden Art
by Anna Whitworth
 Gourds & Baskets
by Sharon Ralph
Charcoal Portraits
by Darlene Shadden
 Moon Lake Designs
Cheri Goggans
Overcast Pottery 
by Roy Overcast
Sisters Walk in the Garden 
Mary Bryan
 
 

EXHIBITORS

 GROW Enrichment LeafFilter North of Tennessee, LLC   Local Table Magazine
 Metro Public Works: Metro Beautification & Environment Commission Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency Williamson County Master Gardener Program
 Tennessee Viticultural & Oenological Society UT Extension Diagnostics  UT/TSU Extension, Davidson County 4-H 
MDHA Farm in the City Mushroom Exhibit
Darry Huntsman
 Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee Plant the Seed  Nashville Public Library
Seed Exchange Program
Tennessee Invasive Plant Council Tennessee Native Plant Society  Tennessee Naturalist Program
Cumberland River Compact  Macon Aromas / Darlene Gunther Butterflies /
Becky Collins & Carolyn Turner
Herb Society of NashvilleDavidson County Council of Community Clubs Josiah Lockard & Associates 
Middle Tennessee Hosta Society
Skeen Tree Care   

How-to Demonstrations at the Master Gardener Tent

 TIME TOPIC 
10:15 AM
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
2:15 PM

Flower Gardening in the Color Wheel

Container Gardening

Growing & Enjoying Herbs

Warm Season Vegetable Gardening

Composting

CHEF'S TENT

TIME TOPIC & SPEAKER

10:00           Make Your Own Butter: Enhance with Your Garden Herbs

                     Pam Swoner, Master Gardener Davidson County 2009


10:30           Know Your Tomato

Mike Murphy, Bottle Hollow Farm


11:00               A Pastry Chef’s Perspective

                        Alisa Huntsman, Chef, Master Gardener Davidson County 2008


11:30               Pesto

                        Bob Bryan, Master Gardener Davidson County  2015


12:00               Mushrooms

                        Darry Huntsman, Chef, Master Gardener Davidson County 2008


1:30                 Make Your Own Butter & Enhance with Your Garden Herbs

                        Pam Swoner, Master Gardener Davidson County 2009


2:00                 Herbal Jellies

                        Sara Plummer, Herb Society Nashville


2:30                 Gut Health and Kefir

                        Whitney Pinkston, Dietician, Master Gardener  Davidson 

    County 2014


3:00                 Comb Honey and Honey Hydrators

                        Paula Morton, Johnson’s Honey Farm


MUSICIAN'S TENT

 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Becki McLeod When it comes to entertainment, Becki McLeod is proof that size doesn’t matter. Out of her small frame comes one of the most powerful and soulful voices in the music industry today.
Becki is a household name on world famous “Lower Broadway” and can be seen at Legends Corner Thursday evenings and Famous Saloon on Sunday afternoons!
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Rachel Fig Rachel was born and raised on gospel and rock 'n' roll in small-town Ohio. Before heading to Nashville, she spent her college years in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains where she picked up a love of mountain folk and the blues. She draws her influence from old souls and jazzy broads like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Norah Jones. Her most recent project, Short & Sweet, is an EP comprised of three lighthearted love tunes and is available on iTunes and Spotify.

https://www.rachelfigley.com/



ATTENTION MEMBERS:

Urban Gardening Festival is a great way to earn volunteer hours! Help set-up the day before - Friday, May 18th. Help the day of - Saturday, May 19th.

Volunteer Contact:

  • Nancy Wilcenski - nancywilcenski@gmail.com or 615-881-4707
  • Rebecca DePriest - rebeccadepriest@verizon.net

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