local food http://wutc.org en Starting a Farm in an Urban Food Desert http://wutc.org/post/starting-farm-urban-food-desert <p> East Chattanooga is a “food desert.” There aren’t any supermarkets in the neighborhood, and many of the people live on processed foods from fast food restaurants and convenience markets. Joel Tippens is part of a group called <a href="http://www.wedigfairshare.org/">Fair Share Urban Growers</a>. The group has begun developing what they’re calling an “urban farm” on Roanoke Avenue, across the street from the recently closed Harriet Tubman Housing Project. Their goal is to teach a new generation how to grow their own food. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:12:27 +0000 Richard Winham 33683 at http://wutc.org Can A Backyard Feed A Whole Family? Suburban Homesteaders Try http://wutc.org/post/can-backyard-feed-whole-family-suburban-homesteaders-try <p></p><p>Homesteading<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dates back to the pioneer days (remember </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Little House On The Prairie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">?), when families grew much of their own food on their own land.&nbsp; In the modern version, homesteaders avoid grocery stores by planting backyard gardens and raising pigs, rabbits and other animals for meat.&nbsp; In this segment, </span>WUTC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> visits </span><a href="http://thedancingfarmer.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Monica and Byron DeLoach,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> homesteaders who live in North Georgia.</span></p><p>Oscar Hank Will, author of<em><a href="http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/plowing-with-pigs-other-creative-low-budget-homesteading-solutions-abridged-book-excerpt.aspx#axzz2Tr8yUQGa"> Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions,&nbsp;</a></em>also joins in the conversation.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 17:48:35 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 22110 at http://wutc.org Can A Backyard Feed A Whole Family? Suburban Homesteaders Try Straight from the Farm http://wutc.org/post/straight-farm <p>Chattanooga has a variety of farmers markets where you can purchase fresh produce and local food products directly from the producers.&nbsp; Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:41:28 +0000 Rabbit Zielke 19542 at http://wutc.org Straight from the Farm Five Ways Gaining Ground Is Using $1.65 Million To Grow Chattanooga's Local Food Scene http://wutc.org/post/five-ways-gaining-ground-using-165-million-grow-chattanoogas-local-food-scene <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wutc/local-wutc-1008792.mp3</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:42:54 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 4388 at http://wutc.org