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Growing 
Be
Autiful  Community
in
  The  GARDEN

Fresh   Food   Bundles

For the 2023 growing season, we're partnering with Second Harvest to share fresh food bundles from our garden with our neighbors at no cost to them. 

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Who CAN SIGN UP?

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) and would like to receive twice-monthly bundles, reach out to us at office@brooklynheightscommunitygarden.org or 615-307-0867. We have a few spots left!

Watercolor Tomato

What's included?

Twice monthly you will receive a bundle of whatever is ripe and ready in our garden - some things produce all season, some things for shorter windows. We have planted zucchini, tomatoes, peppers (hot & sweet), spring onions, cucumbers, herbs, and melons. Bundles will be portioned based on the number of people in each household.

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RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

We want to help our community make the most out of the fresh produce they will receive, so we are compiling helpful recipes to accompany each delivery, focusing on what's included. These recipes are selected to be kid-friendly, quick to prepare, and not needing any specialized ingredients or tools. Check them out here - and check back, because we'll be adding to it throughout the season! (Próximamente versión en espańol - Spanish version coming soon)

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

Host your next event in our urban farm & community garden!

And join us for one of the gardening, herbalism, or arts & wellness events we host.

Fresh picked produce at BHCG!

Join Us in The GArden!

We welcome all volunteers to our

ENERGY EXCHANGE on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 5-7pm. 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

Founder & COMMUNITY HEALER

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.

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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 office@brooklynheightscommunitygarden.org.

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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