Food Security Partners Of Middle Tennessee Host A Tour Of Nashville’s Community Gardens, June 13th


Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee and their partner gardens will host a city-wide community garden tour on June 13, from 9am to 12pm.

C. E. McGruder Community Garden, 2013 25th Ave N , 37208
Chestnut Hill Community Garden, Johnson School , Corner of 1st Ave. South & Chestnut 37210
EarthMatters/Carver Food Park, 1101 Gale Lane , 37204
Edgehill Community Gardens, 14th Ave. S & Horton Ave. 37212
Nashville Urban Harvest, 1211 57th Ave North , 37209
Old Hickory Village Community Garden, 1105 Hadley Ave , Old Hickory 37138
Shelby Park Discovery/ Community Garden, 401 South 20th Street 37206
Vanderbilt Educational Garden Initiative, 225 Berry Street , 37207 The garden is located behind the Salvation Army Chapel. Enter the garden through the gate on Meridian Street .
Wedgewood Urban Gardens, 613 Wedgewood Ave. , 37203

The tour will feature some of Nashville’s finest community gardens and was organized to promote community gardening in Nashville and to help raise awareness of a proposed community gardening bill that will go before Metro Council on June The bills sponsor Councilman Jason Holleman said “This event is a great opportunity to see, first hand, what is happening in the community gardens around our city. It will be well worth the visit.”

The community gardening bill defines community gardening as “a group of individuals growing and harvesting food crops and/or non-food, ornamental crops, such as flowers, for personal or group use, consumption, or donation.” Current law prohibits community gardening as a primary use of lots in residential districts, and it prohibits growing fruits, vegetables, or flowers for sale in any of Nashville ’s urban services district.

While touring the gardens vistors will hear from various gardeners about the impact of community gardens in Nashville .

Detailed maps and contact information will be available after June 8th at www.foodsecuritypartners.org.

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