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Nashville Gardens, TN Community Farms, & Local Produce

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Fresh produce at the Nashville's Farmers' Market

Welcome to BlueShoe's Guide to Nashville Gardens, featuring websites dedicated to urban gardening in Nashville, community supported and sustainable agriculture, organic farming, the slow food movement, and other green and hopeful happenings here in Music City.

buy fresh buy localWe've long supported and loved the Nashville Farmers' Market and we're delighted to discover the burgeoning interest in community supported agriculture (CSA). We've begun a collection of some of the useful websites about sustainable gardening in Nashville and Tennessee.


Websites on Nashville Gardening, Community Supported Agriculture, Locally-Grown Produce & Organic Farming

Grow Nashville: Community Gardens

Guide to Nashville Community Gardens

Local Harvest: Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Community: about CSA's (community-supported agriculture) in Nashville

Nashville Urban Harvest: community group working to build a sustainable food system in Nashville. Current projects include an urban community farm in West Nashville, a Buy Local Campaign, and an organization of local farmers’ markets that help support local farmers and producers.

Pick Tennessee Produce: a useful tool for finding where you can go to find fresh produce and pick your own berries (with a county-by-county list including addresses and phone numbers. The growing seasons for various vegetables and fruit in Tennessee are listed. Good rosters of organic farms, nurseries, and special farm-related activities.

Slow Food Nashville: promotes and celebrates the bounty of Middle Tennessee farms and traditional local cooking.

Tennessee Organic Farmers Association

More gardening, local food, and farming links:

American Community Garden Association
Earth Matters Network
Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee
Food Routes: Support your community by supporting your community farmer.
Future of Food in Nashville
Nashville Farmer's Market: the official site. See BlueShoe's tribute to this Nashville institution
Southern Foodways Alliance

Gardening & Farming Blogs

Garden Rant: a splendid blog about gardening. The four gardeners who keep up this lively site aren't in Tennessee, but the information migrates quite well to our southern climate and sensibility.

Jenotopia:gardening blog by a middle Tennessean who celebrates the abundant possibilities in suburban gardening.

Clay and Limestone: small essays and lovely photos chronicling one woman's experience gardening in the Central Basin of middle Tennessee



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