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C’mon out to the Farm Park!
The Bobby Lanier Farm Park is a 10-acre education and demonstration center for sustainable living through agriculture and stewardship.  The park is currently closed for construction and will re-open in the late spring with a new multipurpose facility made possible by funding from a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation grant and the City of Germantown.  Sustainable Sites Initiative standards are being used in the overall master plan for all park improvements, demonstrating the City's desire to practice and demonstrate environmental stewardship.  For more information, contact Joni Roberts at 757-7378 or Additional information is available online at the

Public access begins on 2660 Cross Country Drive.  The new entrance drive is located just north of the entrance to Germantown Elementary School, 2740 Cross Country.

The Farm Park will be closed from January to May for capital improvements.  Community garden members will have limited access to the garden.

Farm Hands (Volunteers) Needed                                                                                             Volunteers, known as Farm Hands, lead programs, promote activities and events and serve on the advisory council.  A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for adults, teens and service groups.

Group Outreach Programs
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Farm Park staff will visit your classroom, organizational meeting, or group activity and give a farm education presentation.  Visits must be scheduled in advance and have a minimum of 15 participants.  Contact Joni Roberts at 757-7378 or

Farm Park Programs
Registration for all classes and programs is available online at or at Germantown Parks and Recreation office, 2276 West Street, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Acceptable payment methods include credit card or check payable to City of Germantown.  Space is limited.  To ensure enrollment, register at least one week in advance of the program start date.  Farm Park educational classes this season will be offered off site at the Pickering Center and the Germantown Community Library, so be sure to note the program location.  For more information, call 757-7375 or email  
Germantown Community Garden
Season Start-Up and New Member Orientation Meeting
Thursday, February 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike
The community garden, a working model of suburban agriculture, is a central feature of the Farm Park.  The Germantown Community Garden Association is seeking members for the upcoming growing season.  Individuals and families interested in gardening, access to healthy good and community service and stewardship are invited to participate.  Returning members, experienced gardeners and newcomers are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.  Applications will be accepted through May 1 or until capacity is reached.  For more information, call 757-7375 or email  

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