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 • ARTISANS • EXHIBITORS • PLANT DIAGNOSTICS • HOW-TO DEMONSTRATIONS • CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES • FOOD TRUCKS • LIVE 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.
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.
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.
Find an assortment of handmade crafts for sale including mini-gardens in unique containers, cork wreathes and serving trays, and so much more.
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: St. Thomas Hospital
* Bradley's Creamery * Kaelyn's Cafe * Smokin' Buttz * The Rolling Feast *
How-to Demonstrations at the Master Gardener Tent
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.