Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Ellen Messerly, Community Engagement Coordinator with The Land Trust for Tennessee, which is a nonprofit focused on conserving the unique character of Tennessee’s natural and historic landscapes and sites for future generations. During the interview, Ellen shares some of the history for the organization and how they partner with landowners and communities across the state to protect land important to the people of Tennessee. She provides some examples and talks about the importance of their efforts for not only conservation and preservation, but tourism, quality of life and economic development, as well. She also spotlights the Land Trust’s Glen Leven Farm in Nashville and opportunities to enjoy and support their efforts through volunteerism and upcoming events, like the May Nature Hike on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
For 20 years, The Land Trust for Tennessee has worked in partnership with landowners and communities across the state to protect land important to the people of Tennessee. From family farms and historic landscapes, to public parks and forests spanning thousands of acres, the work of The Land Trust has a lasting impact on people and places. The work of The Land Trust for Tennessee is supported through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations.
The Land Trust’s Glen Leven Farm
10 minutes south of downtown Nashville, you’ll find The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm. This year, you’re invited to explore the historic urban farm’s 64 acres on the second Saturday of each month (not regularly open to the public).
From the nature trail to the honeybee sanctuary, there’s always something new to see. Use the field guide to take a self-guided hike or check out the new family-friendly activity each month to learn more about Nashville’s unique landscape and history. Young explorers can take a StoryWalk through the arboretum and around the historic home as a tale unfolds page by page in a children’s book. And don’t forget to say hi to the miniature donkeys!
For our May event, the historic home will be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT. Our Resident Historian will be offering a guided tour at 10 a.m. CT
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