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

Black Art In America Founder Visits Chattanooga Saturday

Collectors, art lovers and Chattanooga visual art enthusiasts are invited to attend an exhibition of fine African American Art presented by Najee Dorsey, founder of Black Art In America.  The exhibit includes Mr. Dorsey's work, along with other works by African-American artists.  Works on paper by John Biggers, Elizabeth Catlett and other 20th Century masters will be available ... (click for more)

2 New Officers Join Dalton Police Department

The Dalton Police Department’s two newest hands are now officially officers within the ranks thanks to their unanimous confirmation Tuesday by the Public Safety Commission. Officers Evan Driskill and Paul Ledford both graduated from the police academy in Cherokee County, Ga., earlier this month. Officer Ledford is a new officer but not a new employee of the city of Dalton. Since ... (click for more)

Blakemore, Corbett, Rachels Charged In Red Bank Heroin Death

Three Chattanooga residents have been charged with distribution of heroin that led to the death of an individual in Red Bank in February. Authorities have cited a recent rise in heroin abuse in the Chattanooga area, causing several overdose deaths, including three in one recent weekend.   A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned a superseding indictment charging ... (click for more)

Teen Shot Multiple Times On 4th Avenue; 2nd Youth Shot Twice On Pinewood Avenue; Woman Shot Twice On 25th Street

A teen was shot multiple times on 4th Avenue on Monday night. The victim was 19-year-old JaMarcus Davis. A second teen, 18-year-old Jaylain Ballard, was shot twice early Tuesday morning on Pinewood Avenue. Marion Heard, 45, was shot twice early Tuesday morning on 25th Street. In the first incident, Chattanooga Police responded at 7:20 p.m. to the area of the 2600 block ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (7)

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pat Summitt’s Dash

In 1996 a woman named Linda Ellis wrote one of life’s most beautiful poems. Called “The Dash,” its first two verses read like this: “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end. “He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what ... (click for more)