The McFerrin Park Community Garden is located at 225 Berry Street, behind the Salvation Army Chapel. Enter the garden through the gate on Meridian Street.
The Vanderbilt Educational Garden Initiative (VEGI) represents the desire of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine student body to combat the growing obesity epidemic and the lack of access to nutritious foods in our communities. A wholesome diet is a crucial part of physical and mental wellbeing, yet many people lack either the resources or the knowledge necessary to make healthy food choices.
VEGI has partnered with the McFerrin Park community to establish a health-oriented community garden that is planted and maintained by Vanderbilt medical students and members of the community. The garden serves as a “learning laboratory” to provide hands-on education and access to health and nutritional information for people of all ages. VEGI will provide:
- Fresh herbs and vegetables to members of the community
- Educational resources for healthy living and eating
- Gardening and nutrition classes for both children and adults
To learn more about VEGI, please click here.