MDHA's Farm in the City is the first community garden located within a public housing property in Nashville. Located near the heart of the downtown business district and within view of the State Capitol and Interstate 40, Farm in the City Nashville is providing residents at J. Henry Hale Apartments, downtown dwellers and other interested individuals the opportunity to plant and grow their own food at little cost. During the Farm's inaugural season, gardeners grew several hundred pounds of produce that were shared with the community.
The two-acre Farm in the City community garden has 57 individual plots, ranging in size from 4'x4' to 4'x16', six 4x4 compost bins and a new rain shelter recently constructed by volunteers with the Rotary Club of Nashville.
There are currently several garden spots available. To submit your name to the waiting list, please call J. Henry Hale Apartments at (615) 252-3667. Farmers do pay a small fee to participate in the program.
Farm in the City Nashville is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/farminthecity.
Farm in the City was MDHA's first community garden located at a community housing development. Additional gardens have been constructed by residents and are now in place at Vine Hill Homes, Cheatham Place and Madison Towers.