Hamilton County Farm Tour Scheduled For July 17

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Hamilton County Farm Tour will be Thursday, July 17, with check-in beginning at 8:15 a.m. (EST). The bus will leave promptly at 9 a.m. from the J. Merle Crawley Agriculture Service Center, located at 6183 Adamson Circle, and will return by 3:30 p.m.  

The tour will be $5.00 per person and includes lunch and transportation.  Registration deadline is July 14.  This year’s tour will include: 

Chattanooga Food Bank and the “Harvested Here” Food Hub
AT&T Field - behind the scenes of the Chattanooga Lookouts
Discussion about the Emerald Ash Borer and its effects on Chattanooga
Crabtree Farms 

For registration and more information, please call Hamilton County Soil Conservation District @ 894-1687 Ext 3.    Individuals may request special accommodations (interpreter, translator, wheelchair accessibility, dietary needs) or materials in an alternative format, when calling.

Appropriate outdoor footwear is recommended, as well as sunscreen, bug spray and a hat.


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