volunteer gardener

‘Volunteer Gardener’ tips for a head start on spring

Posted by on January 11, 2019 at 8:00 am

By Laura Bigbee-Fott This is the first of a series of guest-written gardening blogs to inspire fans of NPT’s Volunteer Gardener and anyone looking for tips and ideas for happier, healthier gardens. January is named for the Roman god Janus, whose purview was beginnings, endings and the transitions between the two. That’s especially apt here […]

‘HomeGrown,’ a Volunteer Gardener Special, Premieres Aug. 10

Posted by on August 4, 2017 at 10:32 am

Here’s something to help your garden grow: A Volunteer Gardener special full of tips shared by experienced gardeners from across Tennessee. The 90-minute program premieres Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. during our August Membership Campaign. Jeff Poppen and Annette Shrader host from Poppen’s Long Hungry Creek Farm in Red Boiling Springs. The Aug. 10th […]

‘Volunteer Gardener’ News: Season Premiere and Troy Marden Garden Tour

Posted by on March 22, 2017 at 2:04 pm

A new season of Volunteer Gardener starts Thursday, March 23, 2017 with a three-episode mini marathon beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first show, the season premiere, includes segments on urban gardening, annual beds, a terrarium tip and a delicious recipe from the garden. As a bonus, seven Volunteer Gardener hosts – Troy Marden, Jeff Poppen, […]

NPT Knows the Nashville Scene`s `Best of Nashville`

Posted by on October 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

The Nashville Scene‘s 2013 Best of Nashville issue is out,  a monster 236-page accounting from both the readers’ and writers’ perspective on the best people, places and things in our great city.  At NPT, we pride ourselves on being in tune with what’s happening in the city that we serve. We strive to be its […]

Barbara Mandrell on Volunteer Gardener

Posted by on July 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm
Mandrell with “Volunteer Gardener” host Troy Marden. Photo by Katherine Bomboy

On the heels of her induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Barbara Mandrell will appear on NPT’s Volunteer Gardener to support her latest project, the Nashville Music Garden. Located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Demonbreun (in the Hall of Fame Park just across the street from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center), the […]


Posted by on January 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Last year, Volunteer Gardener, one of NPT’s most beloved series, underwent a little face-lift, with new intro graphics and a new theme song. The job of composing the theme music went to our own Joe DelMerico, who is not only a talented guitarist and BMI-affiliated composer, he also is voice-over talent for NPT. How he got the […]