First Lady Haslam to Host Students at the Tennessee Residence to Begin Planting in the Newly Constructed Kitchen and Cutting Garden

Monday, September 09, 2013 | 06:57am

NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam will host approximately 60 3rd grade students from Crieve Hall Elementary School in Nashville at the Tennessee Residence on Wednesday to begin planting in the newly constructed Kitchen and Cutting Garden.

Mrs. Haslam will read the garden-themed September Read20 Book of the Month, Janet Steven’s Tops and Bottoms, with students in the garden. Following the reading, students will participate in 3 activity stations to kick off planting in the garden: a guided tour of the Tennessee Residence, a farm-to-table cooking lesson with Residence Chef Stephen Ward, and a garden station to plant the first vegetables in the new garden.

Who:    First Lady Crissy Haslam, approximately 60 3rd graders from Crieve Hall Elementary School in Nashville, representatives from Kitchen and Cutting Garden sponsors including the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Scripps Networks Interactive, and the UT Agricultural Extension in Davidson County

What:    Event to kick off planting in newly constructed Kitchen and Cutting Garden at the Tennessee Residence

When:    9:30 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where:  The Tennessee Residence, 882 S. Curtiswood Ln., Nashville, TN
Due to security procedures at the Tennessee Residence, we ask that media please RSVP to Amanda Kerns at 615-336-9599 or

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