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Autiful  Community

Brooklyn Heights
Community Garden

cultivates healthy community through growing food, intergenerational learning and creative play.


Don't miss our monthly events & workshops, including Herbal Medicine Making and Aeroponics

an interactive story map

Explore interactive maps, pictures and soundscapes to learn the history of food justice, liberation, play and community building that has happened on the land we steward for hundreds of years

Fresh   Food   Bundles

For the 2024 growing season, we're partnering with Second Harvest to share fresh food bundles from our garden with our neighbors at NO COST to them. 

Watercolor Leaves


We are dedicated to serving our neighbors in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood in North Nashville, just below Haynes Middle School. If you reside in 37207 between Liberia St and Baptist World Ctr Dr (east-west) & Trinity Ln and Seminary St (north-south) you are eligible to sign up below!

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Watercolor Tomato

What's included?

Twice a month, households will receive a bundle of whatever is ripe and ready in our garden - some things produce all season, some things for shorter windows. This year we're growing all types of greens (lettuce, spinach, collards and kale), broccoli, carrots, scallions, root veggies, tomatoes, melons, and more! Bundles will be harvested and delivered on a rotating basis to make sure the freshest produce ends up on your doorstep!

Watercolor Cucumber

How Is It Free?

Thanks to a generous grant received by our partners at Second Harvest of Middle TN, we are able to share fresh, local food directly with our neighborhood at no cost to them. Any income bracket, any size household - the only requirement is that you live in our geographic neighborhood since our deliveries are often done by volunteers on foot.

Honor The LAnd

Nurture People

Inspire Love

Growing  food  for  our  Community

BHCG is a non-profit, USDA-certified urban farm located on formerly vacant lots in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood in Nashville, TN. Our .56 acre farm & community hub serves our historically Black and low-income neighborhood that experiences food apartheid.

Fresh picked veggies at BHCG!

Events  @  BHCG

JOIN US for neighborhood block parties, herbalism workshops, bike riding & repair clinics and MORE!

Are you interested in holding your next gathering in a vibrant and love-filled community garden? Contact us at

Fresh picked produce at BHCG!

Join Us in The GArden!

We welcome all volunteers to our

ENERGY EXCHANGE, held one Wednesday evening and one Saturday mid-morning a month. We also schedule pop-up volunteer days as needed throughout the season. Remember to bring your water bottle and gardening gloves!

Joyful volunteers at one of our events!

Meet Ms. PeArl


Nella 'Ms. Pearl' Frierson has always been able to take a little and create plenty. She is the mother of 5 daughters and Granny to 6 beloved grandkids and babies. In 1998, she moved her family from JC Napier Homes to the Scruggs Brooklyn Heights Community to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Ms Pearl of BHCG

Ms. Pearl has held the vision of the garden for over 12 years. After a neighborhood tragedy, she saw deep need in her community: to rediscover the connection between elders and young people; to rebuild and reconstruct self-awareness and self-love; and to remember the importance of playing in the dirt at any age. By hosting shoe sales and fish fries, Ms. Pearl purchased two lots which were empty at the time and began to garden on them. She invited others and over the years, the garden has transformed as much as the people who spent time there. 

In addition to her work as farmer, founder, mother, grandmother, and mama, Ms. Pearl is a certified reflexologist, permaculturist, cosmetologist & Montessori educator; a member of the Shackled Feet dance company, an author, a comedian, a poet, and infinitely more. Her mantra is "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you must - just get busy!!!" - and she will always leave the light on for you.


Ms. Pearl is a regular fixture on discussion panels about sustainability & regenerative agriculture. She is a Nashville go-to to discuss local food & community-building, appearing on local news & NPR stations and regularly featured in print publications.

If you are interested in having Ms. Pearl speak to your student group or organization, please reach out to us at

Ms. Pearl at BHCG filming a promotional video with the USDA and Natural Conservation Services. You can follow Ms. Pearl on TikTok @MsPearlsGarden

Ms Pearl giving a talk at local HS
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