Skip to Content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Learn To Garden: A free course for breast cancer survivors

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 3, 2018



Are you interested in learning to grow your own nutritious food? Need an excuse to get outdoors? Looking for community with other like-minded breast cancer survivors?

Come join us for a 6-week introduction to vegetable and herb gardening. Beginning Saturday, Sept 29, 9: 00 – 11: 00 am at the Ellington Agricultural Center Demonstration Garden.

The course will be facilitated by Alisa Huntsman, President of the Master Gardeners of Davidson County. The program will focus on basic instruction in natural chemical-free gardening techniques using organic gardening principles. Additional instruction will be provided by other members of the Master Gardeners of Davidson County.


  • site selection
  • soil preparation
  • building/preparing  beds
  • plant selection
  • growing techniques
  • pest management

There is no cost to attend these classes. This course is being offered through the UT Extension service/Master Gardeners of Davidson County as a service to breast cancer survivors – anyone with a previous diagnosis of breast cancer, either on- or post-therapy, regardless of where cancer care was received.

Participants may attend as many or as few classes as they are able – no commitment required. No preparation or materials are required to participate.

All classes will take place on Saturday mornings beginning at 9 am, at the Ellington Agricultural Center Demonstration Garden, rain or shine. The address for the garden is:

5201 Marchant Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
(approximately 5 mi from One Hundred Oaks)

Class dates: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3

For more information or to register for the program, contact either:

Alisa Huntsman
Master Gardeners of Davidson County

Brent Rexer, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Contact:  Kelley Robbins


November 3, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Ellington Agricultural Center
5201 Marchant Dr
Nashville, TN 37211 United States
+ Google Map