LFN hosts FREE Virtual Meet-uP: TN Smart Yards

Join the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network with Celeste Scott for a virtual meet-up on Friday, May 31st from 12 noon to 1pm (Central). Register for free HERE.

Celeste Scott, Extension Horticulture Specialist in West TN, will give a presentation titled “Stewardship in Home Landscapes: An Introduction to the TN Smart Yards Program”. The TN Smart Yards education program teaches stewardship principles and practical actions for gardeners who wish to promote sustainability and stewardship that starts at home.  Attendees will learn about the 9 stewardship principles of TN Smart Yards and discover new educational resources.

Register for this free virtual event HERE.

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Learn more about the TN Smart Yards Program on their website: https://tnyards.utk.edu/

Celeste is a native West Tennessean raised on a production row crop and beef cattle farm. Her passion for plants began early in life collecting plants from friends and family, working at local garden centers and managing a vegetable truck crop patch. Celeste attended Middle TN State University for her undergraduate degree in Plant & Soil Science, and obtained her Master’s degree from the University of TN Martin in Agriculture & Natural Resources.  Her career in agriculture began with TN Farmers Co-operative followed by service with UT Extension as a County Agent.  Celeste is now the UT Extension Horticulture Specialist in West TN. She is married, has 2 young children, and spends her free time with soil under her nails.

This virtual meet-up coincides with this year’s #GrowFoodChallenge from April 13th – June 29th. The #GrowFoodChallenge is a call to action for individuals, families, schools, youth, & community groups in Northwest Tennessee to grow food & build soil.  Learn how you can be a part of this challenge at https://nwtnlfn.org/grow-food-challenge/  

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as a catalyst for a thriving and equitable local food system that is accessible to ALL.

~ Samantha Goyret
Local Food Network Team Blogger

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