Southall field peas

Heirloom Bean Varieties

One of our favorite milestones of the late summer at Southall is the bean harvest. As the days shorten and the season starts to turn, it’s a time to think back to native populations who grew these staples for centuries before us in this area, and the ways the cultural…

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Southall's hydroponic greenhouse produces 400 pounds of lettuces each week.

Modernization in Farming

On first approach to Southall, the two glass greenhouses stand as welcoming beacons. They’re part of Chef Tyler Brown’s vision of marrying traditional agriculture with modern technology. Case in point: on the left is a state-of-the-art hydroponic grow facility, where an ocean of leafy greens is reaching through a rigid…

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Debby Williams at Southall Farm

Gearing Up for Planting Season: Meet Debby Williams

If you peer through the windows of the conservatory greenhouse at Southall, you might not believe that the woman making the magic happen inside started her career with the Federal Reserve Bank. Fortunately, the prospect of working inside a financial building in downtown Nashville didn’t appeal to her for long.

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