TENNESSEE RESIDENCE TUMBLR

New Field Trip Program at the TN Residence!

First Lady Crissy Haslam launched a new program inviting students to visit the Tennessee Residence to learn about the history of the home and tour the garden and grounds. Students will also have opportunities to participate in hands-on activities in the garden, such as planting, harvesting, composting and weeding. Reservations can be made free of charge through the First Lady’s website, http://www.tn.gov/firstlady/residence/tour-student.shtml.

Bill and I are excited for the third annual Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays open house event at the Tennessee Residence held during the first two weeks in December. We feel very blessed to live in our state’s beautiful executive residence, but the Residence is also Tennessee’s home. Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays is a wonderful opportunity to welcome guests from all across the state during this very special season.
Visit http://www.tn.gov/firstlady/residence/holidays.shtml to make a free reservation for the open house.

Thank you for helping us bring holiday cheer to Tennessee’s Home!

— Crissy Haslam

Bill and I are excited for the third annual Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays open house event at the Tennessee Residence held during the first two weeks in December. We feel very blessed to live in our state’s beautiful executive residence, but the Residence is also Tennessee’s home. Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays is a wonderful opportunity to welcome guests from all across the state during this very special season.

Visit http://www.tn.gov/firstlady/residence/holidays.shtml to make a free reservation for the open house.

Thank you for helping us bring holiday cheer to Tennessee’s Home!

— Crissy Haslam

First Lady Crissy Haslam hosts students at the Tennessee Residence to begin planting in the newly constructed Kitchen and Cutting Garden

“We broke ground on the Kitchen and Cutting garden in May, and it is exciting to begin planting fruits and vegetables to serve in the food we prepare at Tennessee’s home,” said Mrs. Haslam. “It is a special treat to kick off planting with Tennessee students.”

Construction on the Kitchen and Cutting Garden was completed in July and we are thrilled with the result!

Construction on the Kitchen and Cutting Garden was completed in July and we are thrilled with the result!

Bill and I are excited about all the progress that has been made in the Kitchen & Cutting garden! A fence is being installed to protect produce from animals, and the site is really beginning to take the shape of a garden. We should be able to start planting in July!

It is a beautiful spring day at the Tennessee Residence, but there are no blooms in the Kitchen and Cutting Garden just yet! This week they have been installing drainage for the garden, and the goal is to finish this portion of the project by end of next week!

Bill Haslam & I are so grateful to Lady Antebellum and special guests who joined us for a dinner benefiting the garden and grounds renovation project at the TN Residence and LadyAID! The band and their spouses and crew were extremely kind, genuine and fun, too! We are proud that they call Nashville home.

Bill and I really enjoyed talking with HGTV about the importance and planned use of the kitchen and cutting garden at the Tennessee Residence. Take a look at this short video from the filming!

Bill and I could not have been more excited to have HGTV at the Residence today to film the ground breaking of the kitchen and cutting garden! We love eating fresh foods, and we look forward to enjoying the fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden with visitors from all over the state and country.

Bill and I could not have been more excited to have HGTV at the Residence today to film the ground breaking of the kitchen and cutting garden! We love eating fresh foods, and we look forward to enjoying the fruits, vegetables and herbs from the garden with visitors from all over the state and country.

We will host HGTV at the Tennessee Residence tomorrow to film the groundbreaking of the build-out of a kitchen and cutting garden, promoting local agriculture and farm-to-table sustainability at the Residence! This is the plan for the garden.

We will host HGTV at the Tennessee Residence tomorrow to film the groundbreaking of the build-out of a kitchen and cutting garden, promoting local agriculture and farm-to-table sustainability at the Residence! This is the plan for the garden.