Speakers Bureau

An initiative to engage the community through education outreach, our Speakers Bureau delivers programs on a range of gardening and home horticulture topics. 

Since 2014, our Speakers Bureau has continued to offer a series of workshops in partnership with the Nashville Public Library Seed Exchange at several branch locations across Metro Nashville. 

Our 2017 NPL Seed Exchange workshops can be found at our calendar as well as among other wonderful programs featured at the NPL Seed Exchange Facebook page!

Subject to availability and scheduling, our Speakers Bureau delivers free programs and workshops in partnership with community organizations in the Metro Nashville area. See our 2017 Schedule and Topics.

To request a presentation or for more information, please contact our Speakers Bureau Chairperson: Joan Clayton-Davis at joancd3@bellsouth.net or speakers@mgofdc.org

Topics for 2018 included:

  • A Beginner's Guide to Growing & Enjoying Herbs
  • Benificial Insects for Landscape and Garden 
  • Common Tennessee Lawn Weeds: Identification and Control
  • The Science Behind Composting
  • Diagnosing Plant Diseases: "Getting to the Root of the Problem"
  • Tomato Disorders and Remedies
  • Fall Gardening with Flowers & Vegetables
  • Fall Vegetable Gardening in Middle Tennessee
  • Flower Gardening and the Color Wheel
  • Herbaceous Ornamentals: A Guide to Common Annuals, Perennials, Biennials, and Bulbs
  • Native Plants of Middle Tennessee
  • Organic Practices for the Vegetable Garden
  • Plant Propagation
  • Spring Vegetable Gardening in Middle Tennessee
  • Vegetable Container Gardening


Library Presentations – Seed Exchange Program 2018

Date

Time

Location

Program

February 17

12:00 p.m.

North Branch

Spring Vegetable Gardening

February 24

10:30 a.m.

Bellevue Branch

Organic Practices for the Vegetable Garden

March 3

10:30 a.m.

Inglewood Branch

Beneficial Insects for Landscape and Garden

March 10

1:00 p.m.

Old Hickory Branch

Beginners Guide to Growing and Enjoying Herbs

April 14

12:00 p.m.

North Branch

Vegetable Container Gardening

April 16

10:30 a.m.

Thompson Lane Branch

Vegetable Container Gardening

April 21

1:00 p.m.

Donelson Branch

Beginners Guide to Growing and Enjoying Herbs

May 5

2:00 p.m.

Hermitage Branch

Diagnosing Plant Diseases

May 12

1:00 p.m.

Richland Park Branch

Organic Practices for the Vegetable Garden

May 26

11:00 a.m.

Southeast Branch

Flower Gardening and the Color Wheel

June 9

11:00 a.m.

Bordeaux Branch

The Science Behind Composting

June 18

10:30 a.m.

Thompson Lane Branch

Beginners Guide to Growing and Enjoying Herbs

July 21

1:00 p.m.

Richland Park Branch

Fall Gardening with Flowers and Vegetables

August 11

11:00 a.m.

Bordeaux Branch

Fall Gardening with Flowers and Vegetables

August 18

11:00 a.m.

Southeast Branch

Fall Gardening with Flowers and Vegetables

September 8

10:30 a.m.

Inglewood Branch

Native Plants of Tennessee

September 29

1:00 p.m.

Edmondson Pike Branch

Beginners Guide to Growing and Enjoying Herbs

October 6

10:30 a.m.

Bellevue Branch

The Science Behind Composting

October 13

2:00 p.m.

Hermitage Branch

Plant Propagation












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