Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Global Reach, Local Focus

Locavore Listing List

Rural Resources can be found on a multitude of mobile applications and online listings centered around local farms and businesses. We decided to make a comprehensive list of all the places we can be found. While browsing through the listings list, perhaps you'll be inspired to list your own businesses and farms.


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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Grazing Club Pasture Walk



The Four Seasons Grazing Club convened Tuesday at Graysburg Hills Farm to see how owners Richard Spain and Michelle Bradley have set themselves up to feed livestock with only grass throughout the winter.

Greg Brann, Michelle Bradley & Richard Spain
Michael McElroy
District Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service Michael McElroy and NRCS Grazing Specialist Greg Brann were on hand to help guests through the particulars of executing this way of feeding livestock on their own farms. Roger McBride with McBride Fencing Innovations also gave a presentation about his patented fence design.

Digging for worm castings, a sign of healthy soil

If you missed it, be sure to check our events page for any upcoming Four Season Grazing Club meetings. We'll see you next time!

Annual Teen Appreciation Dinner

"Cultivating Youth for Tomorrow"

Rural Resources wrapped up this year's Farm & Food Teen Training Program with a delightful celebration in honor of all who participate and help make the program possible. Debbie Strickland, our farm & food teen training program coordinator, hosted the evening at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greeneville on Dec. 3. Stickland introduced each of the program groups, which are Catastrophic Kitchen — Chicken Nuggets, Food Commanders, Silent Farmers and "THE" Group. Each team took turns giving speeches about what they have accomplished throughout the year. Strickland also announced that some students have applied for Berea College. Rural Resources wishes all the teens the best in their futures.



Catastrophic Kitchen — Chicken Nuggets

Food Commanders

Silent Farmers

"THE" Group



Strickland asked the Food Commanders to cater the dinner. Why? 
Because they won a recent Teen Chopped event with their delicious chicken alfredo. 

In addition to the pasta, teens prepared a salad with local greens and peach vinaigrette. The meal was served with a side of garlic bread. For dessert, there was a spiced applesauce cake. See the menu below for a list of local farms from which the food was sourced.



All of us here at Rural Resources want to say "Thank you" 
to all who help make our organization successful. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Farm Volunteer Work Day

Rural Resources' 

Farm Volunteer Work Day

Staff and volunteers came together on Nov. 21 to get some much needed work done around the farm in preparation of winter. The City of Tusculum recently dropped off some disgarded leaves for us to use for various purposes around the farm.

During the volunteer work day, our pigs were showered with leaves. We use them for bedding.

Don't miss the next chance to volunteer at the Rural Resources farm. 
Be sure to check our events page frequently.