Urban Agriculture Program

About the Urban Farm

Much of the Urban Agriculture Program's activity occurs at HON's five-acre Urban Farm in South Nashville, where volunteers are guided by HON's Urban Agriculture Program team. The Farm is a working and teaching hub for volunteers, offering 100+ volunteer opportunities to the community each year. Produce harvested from the Farm is used in our programs to give youth the opportunity to harvest, prepare, and taste healthy foods. 

Hands On Nashville’s Urban Farm is a public and private partnership spearheaded by HON, The Office of Mayor Karl Dean, and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation.

Youth Programming
at the Urban Farm

The core focus of programming at the Farm is to engage youth who live in neighborhoods with limited access to fresh foods. Check out the links below to see how we encourage exploration, discovery, and leadership around growing food and making healthy food choices. 

Urban Agriculture Internship Teaching Track
Urban Agriculture Communities and Food Track
Crop City
 

Get Involved at the Farm: Events & Opportunities 


BE A 
VOLUNTEER:
HON offers regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities at the Urban Farm for all ages. These opportunities are perfect for individuals or groups of up to 20. 
 
No experience is necessary! Our Urban Agriculture Program Team will provide guidance and tools. Please bring a reusable water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather. Wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Hats are helpful!

Urban Agriculture Projects

 
"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses." 
                                                                                   ~Hanna Rion