Hello from Debbie Strickland in beautiful Greeneville, TN! Taylor Boles, our Garden and Grazing manager who is an AmeriCorps member, is writing to you today from Rural Resources' world. Please enjoy her writings: Greetings from May! Here at Rural Resources we are as busy as soldier bees! We have several events coming up including our
Rural Resources is alive and well, in Greeneville, TN! Hello there, Debbie Strickland here, reporting in. We are in full gear to put gardens into our homes of our at-risk teens. We have been building beds, hauling dirt, hauling more dirt, and hauling yet more dirt, tilling, having classes, touring greenhouses and a local college,
I am all snuggled in on my nice soft couch, in my nice warm home, to wait out Mr. Winter? We have not really had much of winter here in Greene County, TN, since our last snow storm in January. Our winter has seemed very much like spring, with temperatures reaching the mid 60's, and
Good evening from Greeneville, TN. Debbie Strickland here, just biting at the bit to get everything up and going this year! We have started the year off with some beginning planning classes and an orientation. We are welcoming 15 new teens into our program and continuing to work with our seasoned teens. We are hoping
The difficulty of feeling thankful and blessed when such a tragedy has hit our mountain home in East Tennessee. Debbie here from Rural Resources in Greeneville, TN. Last time I reported about playing hide and seek with Mr. Rain. We ran into him briefly a week ago, right before our smokers started running for Thanksgiving.
Hello again from Rural Resources in the heart of Greeneville, TN! I have decided to play an old time favorite game, Hide and Seek. I believe the rain thinks it is the winner, but I have not given up. I am still searching for Mr. Rain. I won a couple of battles, small as they
Hi there! It's been a while since I have written everyone. I am trying to remember how to do this :). Debbie Strickland here, reporting in from Rural Resources in Greeneville, TN. This week we have finally seen some much much much needed rain. It's been over a month since we have had a rain
As summer slips away, the tell-tale signs of autumn appear all around. The rich gold and purple of goldenrod and iron weed dot the landscape and Queen of the Meadow, also known as Joe Pye Weed, lifts her lofty crown of blossoms above the fading remnants of summer flowers and browning meadow grasses. Some early-turning trees
Can the summer season really be almost over? Time sure flies when you’re having fun on the farm! In a few weeks, we’ll be wrapping up our summer Farm and Food Teen Training programing and easing back into our “fall” schedule here at Rural Resources’ Holly Creek Farm, as the teens start back to school.
Wow! It's a busy summer here on Rural Resources’ Holly Creek Farm! Though the Farm and Food Teen Training Program provides year-round opportunities for our teens, the summer is definitely the apex of activity . I’m amazed (and a little breathless) trying to keep up with all the programming and the enthusiasm that the youth