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Author: Nicholle Gerde

Moving Beyond Plastic

If you’re reading this, you probably already do your best to eliminate the pesky plastics in your life. We all want to live in a cleaner, healthier world free of the burden of unmanaged, single-use plastics. And you probably know that the challenge is a difficult one! So let’s just set the tone of this […]

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Farm Highlight: Stoney Creek Farm

Leigh and Olin Funderburk’s 15-acre farm in Williamson County has a creek with a stone bed that winds almost through the entire farm and lends its identity to the name of their property: Stoney Creek Farm. In the spring they have about a quarter acre of yellow daffodils (otherwise known as buttercups) growing all around the creek.  In the summer the […]

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Farm Fresh at the Franklin Farmers Market

Before you run to the grocery store for your summer BBQ and potluck needs, make a trip to your local farmers market – like the Franklin Farmers Market! Not only are you supporting your community of farmers – your guests will feel much more excited to eat your food. Tell them about the local, grass-fed […]

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Nashville SC x Cumberland River Compact | Our Water. Our Future.

For the first time in its Major League Soccer history, Nashville SC will participate in the league’s annual MLS WORKS Greener Goals initiative by wearing adidas PRIMEBLUE Jerseys made with Parley Ocean Plastic for its match on Saturday, May 29 at Atlanta United FC.    The club also unveiled several other exclusive items to support the initiative, including a PRIMEBLUE Jacket made with Parley Ocean Plastic, […]

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Snakes in the Cumberland River Basin 101

Spending your summers outside in Middle Tennessee means you have a high likelihood of running into three things that can make your hair stand up. Ticks, poison ivy, and snakes. I won’t attempt to change your mind on the first two, but snakes play an important role in our area and pose a far less […]

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Nashville’s Flood Buyouts

Even before Nashville experienced the devastating 2010 flood, the city had begun taking steps to ensure the safety of its citizens through home buyouts. With the tragic loss of life and property caused by the 2010 record rainfall event, the program was expanded using FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), TEMA (Tennessee Emergency Management Agency), and […]

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