‘Nashville Urban Gardeners’, a group of local chefs and foodies, has joined together to advocate awareness, knowledge, and the implementation of sustainable gardening and farming initiatives throughout Nashville.
Using a team of gardeners and supporters to promote a sense of unity, self-reliability, and accomplishment in the community through the team effort in the development of these gardens, Nashville Urban Gardeners is also an open network for like-minded chefs, gardeners, and food connoiseiurs to have an opportunity to collaborate on behalf of the community and wholesome food.
The first ground breaking of the group’s sustainable garden is planned for this Spring in Nashville. The first garden is planned for a senior living community that wouldn’t otherwise have access to organic produce. This will also provide therapeutic programming for the senior residents, an abundance or organic produce for use in their food operation, and lay the framework for the continuity of a farm to table program for the community. The mission is to implement these gardens throughout Nashville. This initiative is being led by local Nashville Chef Brandon Frohne with collaboration from Dr. Jim Daniell, former owner of Hawk’s Nest Winery of New Zealand.
The group will hold a meet and greet on February 26th at 11:00 am at Park Manor to introduce everyone, tour the proposed garden, and inform everyone of volunteer dates, groundbreaking date, donations, etc.
To learn more about the group, please visit http://nashvilleurbangardeners.wordpress.com/