Category Archives: neighborhoods

Little Farm in the Ghetto

When people visit my gardens, I feel a sense of joy when I hear, “This inspires me.  I want to to do this!”  Each time I visit fellow gardener and friend, Antoinette Juhl, on her Little Farm in the Ghetto, … 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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TEDxKnoxville – Chad Hellwinckel – The Importance of Local Food Systems

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Can You Say, “DUH!” to Round-up Study?

Finally what most of us have know and/or suspected for years comes to light… Roundup Birth Defects: Regulators Knew World’s Best Selling Herbicide Causes Problems, New Report Finds Wish this had been out when I wrote my last two posts: … Continue reading

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Knoxville Public Service Department Steps Up…to Round-Up

On 3 June 2011, the Knoxville Public Service department met with concerned Parkridge residents in regards to the herbicide over-spraying that occurred in May.  The following is a summary of what took place.  This summary was also sent to Mayor … Continue reading

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Justified Spraying? or Serious Poisoning? Someone’s a little herbicide happy…

A few months ago, I met with David Brace, Deputy Director of Public Service, to discuss the use of herbicides as a method for weed control, especially in the neighborhoods.  The reason I did this is because over the course … Continue reading

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Farm Bill 2012 May Call for 100,000 New Farmers…But That Ain’t the Solution

Eric Lykins over at KnoxViews brought the following article to my attention:  How the Next Farm Bill Could Plant a New Crop of Farmers.  The article begins by saying: USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently called for 100,000 new farmers — … Continue reading

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