About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

About Sylvan Park

Welcome to Sylvan Park! We hope you love this neighborhood as much as we do. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for newcomers to learn more.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Citywide community garden tour tomorrow (June 13)

Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee and its partner gardens will host a free community garden tour tomorrow (Saturday June 13) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Several of Nashville’s finest community gardens will be showcased on the tour and you are invited to visit the gardens and hear from gardeners about the impact of community gardens in Nashville. The tour is free, and participants may tour one or more garden sites– just drop in any time between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. The purpose of the tour is to promote community gardening in Nashville.

The featured gardens are listed below, including one location a few blocks from Sylvan Park on 57th Avenue:
  • C. E. McGruder Community Garden (2013 25th Avenue N, 37208)
  • Chestnut Hill Community Garden (Johnson School, Corner of 1st Avenue South & Chestnut, 37210)
  • EarthMatters/Carver Food Park (1101 Gale Lane, 37204)
  • Edgehill Community Gardens (14th Avenue South & Horton Avenue, 37212)
  • Nashville Urban Harvest (1211 57th Avenue North, 37209)
  • Old Hickory Village Community Garden (1105 Hadley Avenue, Old Hickory, 37138)
  • Shelby Park Discovery/ Community Garden (401 South 20th Street, 37206)
  • Vanderbilt Educational Garden Initiative (225 Berry Street, 37207)
  • Wedgewood Urban Gardens (613 Wedgewood Avenue, 37203)
In case of light rain, the tour will continue as planned, so bring an umbrella. Heavy rain and lightning will postpone the event, so please see the Food Security Partners website for rescheduling information. Detailed maps and contact information are available at www.foodsecuritypartners.org.

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