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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Gardening on the Side of Love

By: Barbara S F Davis TVUUC, the church at 2931 Kingston Pike, is a certified Green Sanctuary. “And not just the interior,” said Barbara Lamm, standing on the hill behind the graceful buildings. This contemporary religious community is known for the value it accords every individual, and justice in all human relations, its first two

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

My Inner City Green Heaven

By: Barbara S F Davis Each year 1500 volunteers trek to the garden near Western Avenue and News Sentinel Drive to help out with whatever is on the calendar for the day. “They don’t get stuck with...

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Knox Pallet House at Rhythm N’ Blooms

R. Bentley Marlow and a group of volunteers have built a house from pallets and plywood. The material was donated by local businesses as industrial waste. The structure is based on plans by I-Beam Design as a...

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Air Compressor Primer

By: Steve Esposito One machine that improves the usefulness of any home or garden shop is the humble air compressor.  If you have only one vehicle with pneumatic tires, an air compressor’s value is returned in spades...

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Better Yurts & Gardens

Video and Photos by: Buck Kahler Article by: Barbara S F Davis Jeanne Lane has built an authentic retreat facility on her 20 acres in Lenoir City. No hotel conference rooms, no fluorescent lighting, plastic palms or...

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Picking the Right Homesteading Truck

By: Steve Esposito In our modern world of specialized tools, I always enjoy discovering the old ways of multipurpose/multi task machinery.  The humble pickup truck is one of my favorites. Old footage of farmers on PBS shows...

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

HARDCORE HOMESTEADER

Jake Livesay was an unusual Texas teenager. Long before modern homesteading and self-sufficiency became trendy, he recognized a void between the food he ate and a lack of knowledge about where his food came from. After reading...

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Winged Elm Farm: From Fledgling to Fabulous

Fifteen years ago, when Brian Miller and Cindy Tanner moved from Old North Knoxville to the fledgling 70-acre Winged Elm Farm in Philadelphia, TN, the only experience they had in rural living was Cindy’s minor in Animal...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Urban Guerrilla Gardening

“Gardening is my graffiti!” – Ron Finley The reason this urban garden is an experiment is because it was planted on private property without the owner’s knowledge or permission. R. Bentley Marlow is the urban guerrilla gardener. Marlow...

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Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I Blame it On Wendell Berry

by: Brian Miller The seventy acres of our farm touch the boundaries, borders, property of ten other landowners or farmers. These ten property owners account for thirty or forty persons who represent our nearest neighbors, who we...

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