Coming Soon Around #FranklinTN

February 2021


If you enjoy dairy products from the grocery store, but may be concerned about the questionable ingredient list of preservatives, dyes, and extra sugar that seem to be in most of them, then this class is for you! Culturing dairy is one of the easiest processes for even busy moms to accomplish at home…AND you control the ingredients to keep them healthy.

Let Terri Taylor, from Taylor Family Farms, teach you the art of culturing dairy from whole milk, just like your grandparents did.

We provide face shields and a limited class size to ensure safety for our participants!

Admission price: $35


Frothy Monkey is bringing back its popular 3-Course Frothy love dinners this year to Nashville, Franklin, and Chattanooga!

Celebrate a socially distanced Valentine’s Day at Frothy locations in Franklin, 12South, East Nashville, Nations, and Chattanooga. To-Go Experience packages are available as well for those who prefer to celebrate at home. The 3-course experience will be available after 5 pm on Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th!

Whether it’s date night, Galentine’s with the girls, or a family-friendly Valentine’s Day dinner, this is the perfect way to celebrate.

Price: $50


Saturday, February 13, 2021
10:00am – 1:00pm                                                                                    
Cost: $36/registration

-up to 2 people per registration
-one (1)  bluebird nest box kit
-limit 40 registrations

Prepare the way for this spring’s bluebirds with a brand new nest box. Hike the bluebird nestbox trail at Owl’s Hill and learn how this simple, but critical research project helped bring the Eastern bluebird from a threatened species to showing population increase. Your group will build its own bluebird nestbox in preparation of spring and learn how to find the perfect spot for you to mount it in your yard.


To protect the wildlife, pets are not permitted at the Nature Sanctuary.

Please DO NOT sign-up if you are sick, do not feel well, or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Please DO practice social distancing while on-site. Maintain at least six feet of separation between you and others.
Restrooms.  Our outdoor portable toilets each have hand sanitizers inside and we’ve added an outside hand washing station.
Face Covering. All visitors (ages 12+) must bring and wear a face covering when unable to maintain social distancing around others outside their household.
Please bring extra water. We will not have a communal water cooler.
Insect repellant and sunscreen is recommended (depending on the season).

Mint Springs Farm- An exclusive venue located in Nolensville, TN –
is hosting an Inclusive Valentine’s Dinner event that includes:
Admission for 2
3 hour event with DJ entertainment and dancing
Private dinner table for 2
Open beer, wine, and champagne bar
Stations style dinner menu with three different food stations by G Catering
Amazing dessert bar
Outdoor patio with tables and firepits to relax
Photobooth with photos sent direct to your phone

Social distancing will be enforced and masks will be worn when not at your dinner table.
Our staff will follow all safety guidelines and will be wearing masks and catering staff with gloves as well.
Sanitizing stations are located around the event space for use.

Admission price: $300


Saturday, February 20, 2021
Session 1: 10 –  11:30am
Session 2: 1 – 2:30pm

Cost: $36/registration

Class size is limited to 20 registrations per session.

Registration includes:
-up to two (2) people per registration
-one (1) mushroom log kit
-guided mushroom ID hike

Learn the basics of mushroom cultivation for three species of edible mushrooms on logs. We will cover log selection, timing, spore selection, inoculation methods, care of the logs, harvesting, and storage of the mushrooms. All this will be covered while the group actually performs the task to inoculate their own logs.

Have you always wanted to grow mushrooms, but weren’t sure where to start? This ‘How to Grow Mushrooms” Class will give you all of the information you need to begin your fungi journey. Anna Dellapenta will share her love of growing delicious mushrooms with you so that you can jump-start your new hobby with valuable information to make it all worthwhile. Admission Price: $35



How to Build a Temporary Greenhouse
Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost: $15, includes material list, diagram and demonstration

If you want to learn how to build an inexpensive, temporary greenhouse that is easy to put up and take down each year, then this class is for you! Olin Funderburk has been building our farm’s green house structure for the last 11 years and is able to re-use materials year to year. Olin will provide you with a materials list and allow you to participate in building the structure, so you can see how easy it is to erect.

You will also see the re-purposed tables and learn of other “free” stands to use inside while growing your seedlings. Planting stations are easy too…just some scrap lumber and a plastic tote for the soil. You don’t have to spend much money to grow your all of your garden plants from seed.

We provide face shields and limited class size to protect our attendees.