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Mullins Cove Firewise USA® Recognition Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 13, the community of Mullins Cove in Whitwell, Tennessee, celebrated its official recognition as a Firewise USA® site. Mullins Cove is the 25th community in Tennessee to earn this distinction.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture-Division of Forestry (TDF) promotes Firewise USA® as part of its Fire Adapted Communities program.

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Field School Update

The latest session of Field School was focused on the legal side of starting and owning a small business. Half of the class was spent discussing the different types of businesses and pros and cons of each, and the rest of the class was lead by two insurance...

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Learning to Live with Wildfire

Hi, my name is Leon Konz, and I am one of three Wildfire Mitigation Specialists that work for the Buffalo-Duck River RC&D in Centerville, Tennessee. We help the Tennessee Division of Forestry (TDF) make homes and communities safer from wildfires— just like the...

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Field School Student Blog: Week 1 – Visioning Your Farm

When we moved to our current location two years ago, we did a lot of work on visioning the future of our new farm business. We sat down with our landlady, Lisa Williams, and an employee of Appalachian Sustainable Development, Tamara McNaughton, to work on crafting a...

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Field School Session 1: Visioning Your Farm

After months of preparation, we finally got to meet our newest batch of Field School students on Thursday, November 8th at our first session, Visioning Your Farm! Our main speaker for the night was Tamara McNaughton, of TNT Farm N Greenhouse, who shared about her...

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