Thursday, December 11, 2008

A little bit greener Christmas Tree

Gardens of Babylon at the Nashville Downtown Farmers’ Market has partnered with a local tree grower to provide a wide selection of Tennessee Frasier Firs grown using sustainable growing practices.

Wintergreen Farms, run by Simon and Vonnie Smith in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, was recently recognized by the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association for sustainable growing practices such as using natural fertilizer and cover crops to prevent soil erosion. They also practice a reduced mowing program on the tree farm to reduce carbon emissions.

Frasier Firs range from 4' -9' in height and from $29 to $99.  

Curbside tree pickup and recycling after the holidays is $10 with 100% of profits being donated to the Cumberland River Compact to support water conservation awareness.

Gardens of Babylon also has gifts by local artists such as birdhouses, dog soap, tree swings, cutting boards, as well as fair trade holiday ornaments, garden antiques, and eight varieties of poinsettias. They offer cider for shoppers Friday-Sunday during the holiday season. Customers can support the local economy, get a tree they feel good about, and find unique gifts all in one trip.

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