Ayesha and Zachary Reynolds, a married couple who live in Chattanooga, want to travel in a vintage Airstream trailer across the Southeast and help ten people improve their lives. They call their project Caravan of Change, and they're planning to create short films based on their journey. To raise funds for travel and filming costs, they've started a Kickstarter campaign.
Fair Share Urban Growers is partnering with local agriculture experts to provide a series of 12 workshops for Urban Cultivators to be held at the Glenwood Recreation Center every Monday from 6 to 8 starting August 26th.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. When local cardiologist Mitchell Mutter first began visiting the island in 1988, 25% of the children on the island were starving. After visiting the island on week-long medical missions for seven years working in chaotic conditions with few resources treating as many people as he could, Dr. Mutter reached a crossroads.
Despite the best efforts of Mutter and his colleagues, a 3-year-old child he’d been treating for malnutrition died in his arms. It was at that point he realized that he and his colleagues would never be able to correct the terrible conditions on the island by themselves. After months of agonizing over the problem he decided to form an organization called Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti so that, as he put it, “Haitians can help Haitians to solve the problems of health, economics, infrastructure, and literacy.”
Fifteen years later their work is beginning to bear fruit.
An interview with Diana Edwards, owner of Studio Space Junk.
Studio Space Junk at 436 Frazier Avenue sells analog items such as record sleeves, film for Polaroid instant cameras and photography supplies. The owner, Diana Edwards, also offers Polaroid workshops. On August 30th & 31st, the studio will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a Polaroid art show.
Today begins a week long food drive sponsored by the Chattanooga Food Bank and Chattanooga Fire Department. The drive is called Firefighters Fight Against Hunger. Until August 18th, you can drop a variety of foods to any of the nineteen fire stations in the city, and the food will be donated to the Chattanooga Food Bank.