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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A leafcutter bee rests on borage in the Southall greenhouse.

A Property-wide Pollination Plan for the Farm at Southall

Award-winning wildflower honey doesn’t happen by accident, but the bee program at Southall is about far more than a sweet summer reward. These workhorse insects – by next summer, nearly 4 million of them — are at the center of everything we do on the farm. Southall Beekeeper Jay Williams…

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All About Chickens

For thousands of years, people around the world have utilized domesticated chickens for their healthy eggs and meat. It all started with the wild red junglefowl of east Asia, around 7,000 B.C., and as humans saw the opportunity, chickens were used as barter and spread far and wide. Expeditions from…

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