Crabtree Farms Holds 11th Annual Fall Plant Sale And Festival

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Crabtree Farms will host the eleventh annual Fall Plant Sale and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Crabtree Farms will once again offer vegetable, fruit, and herb gardeners a chance to purchase local, sustainably-grown plants for their home gardens, while attending free gardening workshops and enjoying live music and food and crafts from local vendors and artisans. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.  Parking is free.

Free Workshops available during the Fall Plant Sale & Festival:

10 a.m.: Edible Wild Mushrooms with Matt Shigekawa

11 a.m.: Cooking Locally in Winter with Chef Ann Keener of the Farmers’ Daughter

12 p.m.: Native Pollinators with Beekeeper, David Reed

“The Fall Plant Sale & Festival is fun for the whole family,” says Andrea Jaeger, programs coordinator at Crabtree Farms, “Not only will we have a wide variety of healthy plants starts that will please the gardener in your family, we will also have live bluegrass music, beautiful crafts from local vendors, activities for kids, and tasty food options available.” 

Crabtree Farms’ greenhouse manager, Mike Barron, grows and propagates plants with help from community volunteers, using sustainable methods. Specific plant varieties are also tested on the urban farm.  This ensures that Crabtree Farms’ plants are uniquely suited for growing in the Chattanooga region, officials said.

Vegetables for sale include:  “Gonzales” Cabbage, “White Russian” Kale and “Python” Spinach

Herbs for sale include: “Common” Aloe, Penny Royal and “Purple” Sage

Fruits for sale include: “Variety Rabbiteye” Blueberry, “Fall Gold” Raspberry and Elderberry

Perennial flowers for sale include: “Native” Cardinal Flower, “Native” Columbine and Joe Pye Weed

For a complete list of plants available from Crabtree Farms, and directions to the farm, visit http://www.crabtreefarms.org

Perry Perkins Endorsed By Chattanooga Fire Fighters

The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 has publicly endorsed Perry Perkins for County Commission District 7 in the Republican primary election.  "The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Perry Perkins," said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. "Perry's community service and experience ... (click for more)

Huey And Cobra Rides Delayed

Due to inclement weather in Atlanta the Huey and Cobra Rides being hosted by the Hixson Flight Museum will be delayed until Sunday at 1 p.m. There will be military vehicle and cockpit tours on Saturday. The rides will take place at the Hixson airport (Dallas Bay Skypark) 1824 E Crabtree Road.  The Museum of Flight provides tours and gives airplane rides in the vintage ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Cannon Avenue Early Saturday Morning

A man was shot early Saturday morning on Cannon Avenue. At approximately 5:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Cannon Ave. for shots fired.  Shortly after receiving the call, officers learned that a victim arrived at a local hospital.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and is undergoing treatment. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  ... (click for more)

Child Playing With Cigarette Lighter Starts $25,000 Mobile Home Fire

A child playing with a cigarette lighter started a mobile home fire on Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 6561 Cassie Lane. It took four fire companies about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The fire was contained to one bedroom. No injuries were reported. Damage to the home is around $25,000. (click for more)

When The City Was Silent

I don't know how to say this without getting my head handed back to me on a platter as is often the usual case. But at least I no longer receive the hateful (even threatening) emails and insults I became accustomed to. So I'll just bite and say it: I honestly don't see anything expressed by the NSM that hasn't been said locally on some level at one time or another, and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Could Use You…

In the spring of 1968, this just before pro golfer Billy Casper would win six tournaments that year and be the leading money winner on the tour, the wildly-popular “Buffalo Bill” was in Japan playing some off-season tournaments. He was asked if he would like to visit some American soldiers who had been seriously wounded and Casper, ever the gentleman, said of course. As he melted ... (click for more)