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Gardens of Babylon creates drive-up garden center

Posted at 10:40 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 23:52:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Spring is in the air, but so are concerns about COVID-19. So what's someone with a green thumb to do when the CDC is advising Americans to avoid crowded places like some home and garden centers on the weekend?

Matt Kerske at Gardens of Babylon in the Nashville Farmer's Market created a drive-up garden center, so those who'd like to garden in their free time spent at home can pick up their supplies safely.

Customers can place an order online and then schedule to pick it up the next day, seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their location at the Nashville Farmer's Market.

Their staff constantly uses gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant to stay safe on the job between customer pickups.

Kerske says gardening and landscaping at your home is a good way to get outdoors and enjoy the sun while being safe.

"I think this is a very vital time for people to practice social distancing out in their own property," Kerske said.