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 2024 Society Meetings & Events

Julie Berbiglia


Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Time: 6:30- hospitality and plant swap, 7:00 -program

Location: The meeting will be at Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center.

Speaker: Julie Berbiglia

Subject: Smart Yards are good for you, your budget, and our water

We all value pollinators, healthy plants, clean water, and fertile soil. Julie Berbiglia will be sharing information about how we can get credit for all our hard work preserving and nourishing our yards. Join PPS on February 20 to learn how your yard can be transformed into a Certified Tennessee Smart Yard to attract more pollinators, conserve water, and look great. Find out how what you are already doing in your yard will count towards your certification and the additional steps you need to take to get you all the way there.

Julie Berbiglia is the Education Specialist at Metro Water Services, a host of Nashville Public Television’s Volunteer Gardener. She loves finding new native seedlings in her yard and sharing her joy of gardening in all her endeavors.

New Perennial Plant Society Meeting Place

In response to a membership survey and feedback, the PPS board has decided to relocate our meetings to the Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.  The auditorium has been recently renovated, and there is ample parking.  Time for meetings remains the same.  We will also continue the plant swap.  We would also like to encourage anyone who wishes to bring a treat to share.  Social hospitality will still begin at 6:30 p.m., with the formal meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Directions on how to reach Ed Jones are below. Any questions, please email mariwynevans

From Franklin Road:  Turn east onto Hogan Road and continue on Hogan.

From Harding Place:  Turn south onto Trousdale Drive by CVS.  Continue on Trousdale and then turn left onto Hogan Road (by Crieve Elementary)


Hogan Road will end at entrance of Ellington Agriculture (Marchant Drive is the cross street - do not turn here for Ed Jones)    Go through gates into Ellington and then turn right.  Follow road through Ellington following signs to Ed Jones at the top of the hill passing the museum.  There is parking on both sides of the auditorium.  

From I-65:

Take Exit #78-A east on Harding Place. Take a right at the second light onto Trousdale Drive. Travel south on Trousdale for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left on to Hogan Road at the four-way stop. Hogan Road ends at the front gates of the Ellington Agricultural Center. Note: all buildings have identifying lawn signs for your convenience.


From I-24:

Take exit #56 west on Harding Place to the Nolensville Road intersection at Harding Mall. Turn left onto Nolensville Road and travel south 1/10 mile and turn right onto Edmondson Pike. Travel 1 1/2 miles on Edmondson Pike. The west entrance to Ellington Agricultural Center is on the right

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