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New farm manager excited to be part of Urban Farm team
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New farm manager excited to be part of Urban Farm team

By Grace Beckner Tristan Abbott makes his way up towards the barn, bundled up in a heavy jacket and scarf, eating an apple, with an occasional protest against the weather recently taking a bitter turn. Abbott, 25, started his position as farm manager on Jan. 6, and is the newest member of the team dedicated to maintaining Trevecca’s Urban Farm. As farm manager, Tristan takes care of the day-to-day operations, working hands on to make sure the livestock and the plants are all healthy, doing maintenance work and assigning the student workers to various tasks around the farm. His labor allows Adkins to do the more administrative work to help grow the farm and to spread the word about what they are doing at Trevecca. “It’s nice to work somewhere where we take this really seriously—being a p...
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Urban farm to host its first event in new barn

By Christy Ulmet The urban farm staff is gearing up to host its first event in the farm’s new barn, which sits behind the Redford and Shingler apartments. On Saturday, April 25*, both students from the Trevecca community and local farmers from the Nashville area are invited to the Urban Farm’s first barn dance. (more…)
Urban farm loses four pigs, ramps up security measures
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Urban farm loses four pigs, ramps up security measures

By Christy Ulmet A recent attack on some of Trevecca’s urban farm animals forced Jason Adkins, environmental projects coordinator and farm operator, to reinforce some security measures on the farm. On Tuesday, January 6, a pack of four stray dogs made their way into the pigpen and attacked some Juliana miniature pigs. While one pig managed to escape the attack and make its way to a nearby business, four of the pigs did not survive. (more…)
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Trevecca’s urban farm welcomes new additions

By Christy Ulmet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjtwLeeBQ-k Trevecca's urban farm has gained over 30 new animals in the past six months. Many of them were donated; some were purchased. The farm allows students to get educated on operating a farm, as well as starting an urban farm. Volunteers are out daily from about 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
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Trevecca Urban Farm loses a loyal friend

By Christy Ulmet Workers on Trevecca’s urban farm are mourning the loss of a dog they fell in love with quickly after he came to live on campus earlier in the year. Hero, an 11 year-old Pyrenees who herds Trevecca’s goats, had to be put down because of what is believed to have been a stroke. (more…)