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Nashville Urban Harvest

Nashville Urban Harvest is a community group seeking to develop a sustainable, locally supported food system in Nashville. They run a community farm in West Nashville and promote food justice and support local food producers and the production of food on urban green space.

Contact Info:
sarah@nashvilleurbanharvest.org
listserve: http://groups.google.com/group/nashvilleurbanharvest

 

Community Food Advocates

Community Food Advocates has made a mission of ending hunger and creating a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. They are a diverse group who share the common idea that access to food which promotes the health of an individual and the planet is a right of all citizens. They are working to end food deserts, promote school gardens and healthy food for school children, and to encourage participation in federal Food Stamp programs, among other projects.

Contact Info:
415 Fourth Ave South Unit B
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: 615-385-2286
Fax: 615-730-7225
info@communityfoodadvocates.org

 

Harpeth River Watershed

The Harpeth River Watershed Association works to preserve the ecological health of the Harpeth River and its watershed through advocacy and hands-on work.

Contact Info:
215 Jamestown Park
Brentwood, TN 37027
Telephone: 615-790-9767
fax: 615- 373-8512
hrwa@harpethriver.org

 

Clean Air Partnership

The Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee provides air quality alerts and educates citizens about air quality and small steps they can take to improve the quality of local air.

Contact Info:
Clean Air Partnership
PO Box 92256
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 340-0383
melissa@cleanairpartnership.info

 

Tennessee State Parks

The state of Tennessee has many state parks open to the public for outdoor recreation. Click here to see a listing of events happening in parks around the state.

Contact Info:
401 Church Street
7th Floor, L&C Annex
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-0001
ask.tnstateparks@tn.gov

 

Nashville Metro Parks

Check out the Nashville Parks and Rec website for great ideas on where to get active outside in Nashville and for exciting events taking place in local green spaces.

Contact Info:
Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation
511 Oman Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615) 862-8400
Fax: (615) 862-8414

 

Nashville Team Green

Team Green is committed to promoting health, well-being, and the environment through creating outdoor treks for the Middle Tennessee community.

Contact Info:
Lightning 100 Studio
1310 Clinton Street, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 242-5600
KReed@TunedIn.com

 

Nature Centers

There are four Nashville Nature Centers which work to educate the public about environmental concerns and provide responsible outdoor recreation. The nature centers are open year round and offer programs, special events, field trips, natural history information and literature, maps and naturalists to answer your questions.

Nashville Greenways

Nashville Greenways connect neighborhoods to schools, shopping areas, downtown, offices, and other important locations. Often located along natural landscape features like streams, rivers and ridges, or along built features, such as railroad corridors and scenic highways, greenways provide valuable greenspace for conservation, recreation and alternative transportation. Greenways provide all citizens with barrier-free access to natural resources and recreational opportunities.

Contact Info:
Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation Department
P.O. Box 196340
Nashville, TN 37219-6340
(615)862-8400
(615) 862-8430 (Fax)
sherry.walker@nashville.gov