Urban farm to host its first event in new barn

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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. Continue reading Urban farm to host its first event in new barn

Trevecca’s Urban Farm needs volunteers

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Photo c/o Trevecca Urban Farm

By Montgomery P. Sparrow

Trevecca students, regardless of major, can volunteer on the Urban Farm.
The Trevecca Urban Farm, which includes gardens, animals, fruit trees and aquaponics, is in need of a few good volunteers. This month the farm is starting a new program called Meet and Greet. Every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. students can feed goats and chickens and pigs by hand and help socialize the animals.

There are also other volunteer opportunities and jobs available to interested students.

Urban farm loses four pigs, ramps up security measures

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Photo c/o Jason Adkins.

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. Continue reading Urban farm loses four pigs, ramps up security measures

Trevecca’s urban farm welcomes new additions

By Christy Ulmet

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.