[gdlr_image_link type=”image” image_url=”” link_url=”” alt=”” target=”_blank”]NASHVILLE. Volunteers are needed from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Land Trust for Tennessee’s historic Glen Leven Farm. The Trust is participating in Weed Wrangle®-Nashville, the annual city-wide volunteer effort to help rescue public parks and green spaces from invasive plant species.
Historic Glen Leven Farm is not regularly open to the public, making this a great opportunity to see and support the distinct landscape and learn about its rich history that dates back to the earliest days of Nashville. Volunteers will help remove honeysuckle and non-native privet along the original fence row at the historic property.
- All volunteers must register through Hands On Nashville to participate. Click here to sign up
- Please wear long pants and a sturdy pair of shoes.
- Bring gloves and a water bottle.
- Snacks and water will be provided.
Glen Leven Farm is a 65-acre working farm established through a Revolutionary War land grant to Thomas Thompson (1759-1837), one of Nashville’s original settlers. The property was bequeathed in 2006 to the Land Trust for Tennessee by Susan McConnell West (1939-2006), the sixth generation of the family to own the land.
Thomas Thompson’s son John Thompson (1793-1876) expanded the plantation from 650 acres to approximately 950 acres and in 1857, built the Federal-style house with Greek Revival details still standing today.
During the Civil War Battle of Nashville (December 15-16, 1864), Glen Leven served as a field hospital. The farm is considered by Civil War historians to be the largest piece of Nashville’s battlefield still intact.
The historical and cultural landscape of Glen Leven Farm truly embodies the Land Trust for Tennessee’s mission to preserve the unique character of Tennessee’s natural and historic landscapes and sites for future generations.
Nashville Interiors is pleased to support the mission of the Land Trust of Tennessee as part of our philanthropic commitments.