WELCOME TO THE BELL GARDEN BLOG _________________________________ The BELL Garden exists to cultivate, guide, and encourage the shared community values of healthy living and lifelong learning. We are in Bellevue, Tennessee. _________________________________ Bookmark this page and visit it often to see what we've been doing at the BELL. We are excited about everything the garden has to offer us in 2012, and we can't wait to share the bounty with you!

Tour De Coop Sat. Nov. 3rd 2012

The First Annual Tour de Coop is Saturday Nov. 3rd from 11-4 at The Bell Garden. Come from 11-12 for an education session with Alyce Dobyns, a UCAN(urban chicken advocates of Nashville) founding member, as she leads a discussion on getting started with hens. Then from 12-4 you can tour 10 West Nashville coops. Tickets are $20 and benefit The Bell Garden.

Another Saturday at the BELL

Look at all the good they do!  Check out more pictures on facebook!

March 17th Garden Party!

Planting in the Daylily Garden

Our volunteers are the best!  We had another amazing Saturday in the garden on March 17th.  Our big project for the day was planting some daylilies.  Dorothy (the spriest 89 year old I’ve ever met) led everyone in proper planting techniques.  In addition, we harvested about 25 pounds of kale for a local restaurant!  Check out some more cool photos from Saturday on our facebook page. We meet from 8:30 until about noon every Saturday.  We would love to have you join us!

Volunteer Focus: The Taylor Family from Bozeman, MT

We were so lucky to have a super enthusiastic and helpful family join us in the BELL on our first Saturday workday: the Taylors! Buck, Kristin, Ben and Kendall came all the way from Bozeman, Montana, to help us get our garden rolling this season.  They are spending their spring break traveling around the southeast and volunteering with different community organizations as they go!  They helped us set up our chicken fence, plant onions, weed the peas and set up our compost area!  Thanks so much for all your help, Taylors, and have a safe journey!

Planting onions

First Saturday Garden Party!

We had our first group of Saturday volunteers out to the garden on March 10th.  It was a beautiful day and a LOT was accomplished!  We set up the chicken fence, planted about 500 more onions, weeded the peas, and set up the compost area!  Way to go volunteers! 

The BELL is ready to host another season of awesome volunteers in the garden!!!  So come out and join us this Saturday, March 10th, at 8:30am for our first Saturday Garden Party of the year.  We can’t wait to see everyone!

The BELL is ready to host another season of awesome volunteers in the garden!!!  So come out and join us this Saturday, March 10th, at 8:30am for our first Saturday Garden Party of the year.  We can’t wait to see everyone!

Peas on Earth

If you’re like me, your mouth is watering just looking at these sugar snap peas. Luckily, in just a handful of weeks we’ll be eating these beauties ourselves, straight out of the garden!  More than twenty-five helpful gardeners from Bellevue Middle School came out to the BELL last Thursday as part of the Owls in the Garden program.  They learned about seeds and then planted over 200 rowfeet of sugar snaps- way to go guys!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Margaret Mead

Welcome to the BELL Garden Blog!

We’re glad you’ve found us! Bookmark this page and visit it often to find out what we’ve been up to in the garden. We’ll be posting lots of pictures, sharing stories, and even adding some seasonal recipes for you to try at home.  

We’re excited about everything the garden has to offer us in 2012, and we can’t wait to share the bounty with you!

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