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An Edible Forest; Four and Half Years Later

Way back in November of 2008, the Knoxville Permaculture Guild held a work party at a guild member’s home in west Knoxville where we planted an edible forest.  Some of the bushes and trees seemed so little an fragile, and … Continue reading

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The Pea Perspective

Picking peas taught me a valuable lesson; usually a fresh perspective will result in finding a pea.  Often, I stand at the bush searching this way and that for peas to no avail, but then I walk to the other … Continue reading

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Eat Play Live (Knoxville): Grass to Garden

On 10 March 2012 was Eat Play Live (Knoxville); an educational forum designed to help “people become directly involved in local food sources and active outdoor spaces in support of their own healthy living” by focusing on teaching participants about … Continue reading

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Days of Action: Occupy Your Food

In response to the growing food movement as well as the growing concern about GM and GE foods, a few actions are happening this Spring. Besides writing your reps in DC to let them know what you think about labeling … Continue reading

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TEDxKnoxville – Chad Hellwinckel – The Importance of Local Food Systems

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Sustainable Practices Evolving at Occupy Wall Street

Don’t let mainstream press fool you, the people at Zuccotti Park know what change needs to happen. I’ve often written about how people have lost touch with Earth and have moved away from the land. The food on the shelves … Continue reading

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Farm to Music @ Riverplains Farm

Whatever you may have going on for October 22, cancel it.  RiverPlains Farm located in Strawberry Plains is hosting a soiree of local music and food.  For an affordable $25.00, you can enjoy the sweet and soothing music of Jennifer … Continue reading

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