By Liz Bates
One truly steps back in time when visiting the Land Trust for Tennesseeâ€TMs Glen Leven Farm. This verdant oasis, which dates back to the 1700s, encompasses 65 acres and features an heirloom garden maintained by the team at Capitol Grille for Double H Farms, the Hermitage Hotelâ€TMs sustainable farming project; a honeybee sanctuary, which produces the farmâ€TMs delicious raw honey; an educational “classroom garden” often used for school field trip programs; an arboretum containing the largest mass of American Yellowwood trees in the United States; and a rotational cattle-grazing system. At the heart of this protected paradise resides a beautiful Federal-style Southern home built in 1857, showcasing gorgeous Greek Revival detailing inside and out. The Land Trust for Tennessee, along with a stellar group of community partners, is responsible for protecting wildlife habitat, supporting working farms, preserving historic and urban areas and actively protecting primary water sources in our region. One of the Trustâ€TMs most diverse properties, Glen Leven Farm is not usually open to the public, but the public is invited to visit on October 29, from 1-3 p.m., during the farmâ€TMs annual Harvest & Halloween Family Day. Visitors will be able to tour and learn about the farmâ€TMs history, mingle with a variety of community partners who will act as hosts for the day, and sip tastings of Jackalope beer—made with golden hops grown on Glen Leven Farm. Children can enjoy puppetry, courtesy of the Nashville Public Libraryâ€TMs Puppet Truck; express their creativity with pumpkin decorating; and get adorned by face-painting artists. Best of all, the entire event is free, although parking donations of $10 are welcomed.