Monday, August 31, 2015

Food, Friends and Fun!

Thursday, August 27 wrapped up the 2015 Seasonal Supper events at Holly Creek Farm, with food, friends, fun and live music! Thanks to John Brown, Jon Moore, Kevin Wilder, and Rural,Resources' own Paul Scala and Ava Gryphon for the music!

The free Community Pot Luck Dinner is an annual summer celebration of local food,  local music and favorite recipes. Follow our Facebook page or subscribe to our newsletter to be sure not to miss any Rural Resources dinners, workshops and other events!

Check out the Fun!

Photos and Premier Clip production: Lorelei Goff

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Throw Back Thursday: Little Sprouts!

It's a rainy day here in Greene County, but the smiles on the faces of these Little Sprouts are "like sunshine on a cloudy day!" 

Rural Resources' unique learning opportunity for children in Greene County and surrounding East Tennessee combines food, farming and fun for a one-of-a-kind summer day camp experience. Children from preschool to the sixth grade spend a week on the farm with area teachers and Rural Resources staff, for lots of hands-on learning about food, farming, sustainability and, of course, summer fun! Registration begins in spring, with sessions running from June through July. Check out our website, rural, or contact us at for more information about Farm Day Camp, our teen programs, farming workshops and other events.

So now, sit back, relax for a minute and enjoy our Throw Back Thursday highlights from Rural Resources Farm Day Camp for

Little Sprouts! Sessions 1 & 3

Photos and PremierClip prodution: Lorelei Goff

Friday, July 31, 2015

Food and Fun at the Farm

An estimated 200 people turned out for the 2015 Annual Community Cookout at Rural Resources' Holly Creek Farm last night. Folks enjoyed lots of locally grown food, fun and live music by local guitarist Russell Odell. Click on the link below to see highlights of the fun!

Find us on Facebook or check out our website, rural, for upcoming family and farming events!

PremierClip production and photos: Lorelei Goff

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gross! Camp

  Rural Resources' second session of the 2015 Farm Day Camp  wrapped up on Friday with "Gross! Camp." First through 3rd-graders spent the week learning about bugs, dirt, worms, poop, pigs, wallowing in the mud, snakes, and even cow farts! They smelled, tasted, looked at and touched all manner of gross things. They enjoyed lots of traditional Farm Day Camp fun, too, like playing in the creek and milking the cow. Click on the video below to see some of the fun!

Soundslide Production: Lorelei Goff
Photos: Emily Greenier and Lorelei Goff
Music: Heftone Banjo Orchestra via Creative Commons Music

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Farm Day Camp: Little Sprouts!

 The 2015 Farm Day Camp sessions have begun! Summer camp season kicked off June 1-5 with a flock of Rural Resources' Little Sprouts campers frolicking in Holly Creek and learning about farming, food and sustainability. The week provided 4- and 5-year-olds with abundant opportunities for exercise in the farm-fresh air and sunshine, crafts, planting seeds and an all around good time! Take a look at some of their summer fun below. There is still time to register for the second Little Sprouts session next week. Click here to go to the link.


Craft Time

Feeding Time!

The Garden!


 The Creek!

Happy Campers!

Photos: Lorelei Goff

Friday, May 15, 2015

Grazing for Soil Health Worskshop

     Rural Resources spring season is in full swing and April and May have been busy months! We celebrated the ground breaking for the new facility and enjoyed the annual meeting and land blessing with great food and music (Check out the last post!). The teens on the farm have been busy and so has farmer Melissa. The plant sale took place on May 2nd, some veggies and herbs are already being harvested and sold, and the Soil Workshop – take a look at the pictures below – was a huge success. The farm is gearing up for Farm Day Camps and registration is open. You won't want to miss any of the goings on, so be sure to checkout and like our Facebook page for events and updates!

Rural Resources Grazing for Soil Health Workshop

The beautiful Wilder Farm, nestled in the rolling hills of Greene County, hosted the Rural Resources Grazing for Soil Health Workshop on May 7th, in cooperation with several local and state agencies, and assorted experts. 

 A shuttle provided transportation from the designated parking area to the red barn for check-in, and was available for those who needed transportation between workshop stations throughout the day.

Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist Mike McElroy was master of ceremonies for the day's events.

 Farmer Wilder welcoming area farmers to the workshop.


Greg Brann, National Resources Conservation Service State Grazing Lands Specialist demonstrates the effects of rain on different pasture types.

John Snider, seed rep for PGG Seeds, answers questions for participants.

   John Snider answering questions for participants.


Anthony Kheil, NRCS and Kelly German, NRCS State Soil Health Specialist

Mike Hubbs, TN Assoc. of Conservation Districts

Webb Flowers, Grazing Specialist with Clinch Powell RC&D

Milton Orr, UT Extension

Gary Moore, Middle Tennessee Project Manager with The Land Trust for Tennessee

Yummy dinner catered by Top Dog.

Rural Resources' own Paul and Sally!