AOVS Urban Farm Open House
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

AOVS Urban Farm Open House

We are having an Open House for our AOVS Urban Farm to celebrate the growth and success of the farm this season! There will be farm tours, food trucks, raffle items, and lawn games.

Come see us and Alpha Omega Veterans Services Inc. to learn more about our organizations, our partnership, and the amazing work at the farm!

WHERE: 2226 Ball Road Memphis, TN 38114
WHEN: Friday, October 19th
TIME: 4 -6 PM

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Dinner for the Screening of The Arc of Justice
Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

Dinner for the Screening of The Arc of Justice

Join Memphis Tilth staff, board, and St. Jude sustainability team for dinner for the screening of The Arc of Justice with guest speaker Jillian Hishaw in our fall film series. This dinner will take place on the evening of November 8th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm at the home of Dr Gettlefinger at the South Bluffs. Address will be provided on day of event.

Dinner will be prepared by Chef Dru, a formally educated culinary professional of nearly 20 years. Currently, he teaches cooking classes at Sur la Table as well as provides private consulting and catering.

Your dinner experience will include a multi course locally sourced and seasonal meal, including a butter bean hummus, peas and greens, roast squash with pan roast pork chops, and brown butter sage pumpkin pie, accompanied with a selection of wine.

Tickets are available for purchase at $35 per person or $60 for couples. To learn more and to purchase your tickets, click HERE.

The address of the dinner will be provided on the day of the event.

Event Sponsor:

[kelly shannon kirk] FIVE ONE

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"Arc of Justice" Film Screening, Presented by Memphis Tilth
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

"Arc of Justice" Film Screening, Presented by Memphis Tilth

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Memphis Tilth for the second installment of our fall film series, hosted by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration. Through this series we will showcase films highlighting some of the most critical issues affecting our food and farming systems, and share ways in which the work we do and the values we hold at Memphis Tilth support positive change.

The second film in our series is Arc of Justice, a film that traces the remarkable journey of New Communities, Inc. and the struggle for racial justice and economic empowerment among African Americans in southwest Georgia. It takes its title from a favorite saying of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Called upon to offer solace and encouragement to people weary of the slow pace of social progress, he would often quote from a sermon delivered by an Abolitionist preacher a dozen years before the Civil War: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

More info at https://www.arcofjusticefilm.com/

Prior to the film, Jillian Hishaw will introduce her work and speak on some of the themes covered in the film. Jillian Hishaw, Esq., is the author of "Don't Bet the Farm on Medicaid Liens," Founder of Hishaw Law, LL.C., and Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S), a national non-profit that provides legal and technical services to small farmers, and Attorney in the areas of agriculture, food systems and asset protection, and was recently recognized by the Clif Bar Co. as a "Food Industry Changemaker." 

Learn more about Jillian at https://www.jillianhishaw.com and see a recent profile of her work through F.A.R.M.S. here

Refreshments sourced from local farms and producers will be served, and following the film Jillian will lead a discussion and Q&A with the audience.

To learn more and to register for this event, click HERE.

*Please note that while this event is open to the public, all attendees must be registered in advance in order to gain access to the St. Jude campus. Info on access, parking, and infection control guidelines that all visitors must adhere to will be sent via email to registered attendees.*

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Farm Walk at Lockard's Produce
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Farm Walk at Lockard's Produce

Join Memphis Tilth for a farm walk at Lockard's Produce!

Through this farm walk, we hope to connect you directly to your food and to your local farmer, gaining a better understanding of where your food comes from. At this farm walk, we will take a tour of Lockard's Produce farm and glean some of the produce along the way! All produce that we glean will go to food insecure members of our community, supporting our mission of food recovery and making healthy local produce more accessible in our community. 


Lockard's Produce is a Certified Naturally Grown farm in Ripley, TN. Their mission and vision is to re-establish their family’s legacy of naturally grown, fresh and healthy produce. The Lockards' parents and grandparents were farmers during the depression era in Ripley, and they stressed the importance of growing crops so that their families could have food to eat in that time of scarcity.


Tickets are $10 per person. All proceeds go towards supporting farmer livelihoods through the mission of Bring It Food Hub. To learn more and purchase your tickets, click here.


*This event is free for our Bring It Food Hub fall subscribers. Please contact ainsley@memphistilth.org for a registration code at checkout. 


If you have questions, contact Ainsley Stephens at ainsley@memphistilth.org or 901.443.7623. 

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Sustainable: A Documentary on the Local Food Movement
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Sustainable: A Documentary on the Local Food Movement

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Memphis Tilth for the first installment of our fall film series, hosted by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration. Through this series we will showcase films highlighting some of the most critical issues affecting our food and farming systems, and share ways in which the work we do and the values we hold at Memphis Tilth support positive change.

The first film in our series is Sustainable, a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

More info at https://www.sustainablefoodfilm.com/

Refreshments sourced from local farms and producers will be served. After the film, members of the Memphis Tilth team and St. Jude's Sustainability Manager will be available to discuss local initiatives and answer questions.

*Please note that while this event is open to the public, all attendees must be registered in advance in order to gain access to the St. Jude campus. Info on access, parking, and infection control guidelines that all visitors must adhere to will be sent via email to registered attendees.*

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Mother's Day Flowers
Apr
26
to May 4

Mother's Day Flowers

MOTHER'S DAY IS ALMOST HERE, AND BRING IT FOOD HUB IS OFFERING GORGEOUS, LOCAL MIXED FLOWER BOUQUETS FOR $20! 

SEND MOM A BEAUTIFUL FLOWER ARRANGEMENT FROM THE AMAZING FARMER-FLORISTS OF DELTA SOL AND WHITTON FARMS.

PLACE YOUR ORDER BY MAY 4TH, AND PICK UP ON FRIDAY MAY 11TH BETWEEN 12PM-4PM AT MEMPHIS TILTH, 575 SUZETTE ST SUITE C, MEMPHIS, TN 38126.

BRING IT FOOD HUB SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE FLOWERS DELIVERED WITH THEIR SHARE.

ORDER HERE.

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Apr
24
to May 4

Online Plant Sale

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We are hosting an online plant sale to benefit our GrowMemphis Garden program: https://www.memphistilth.org/store-1/

Sales will continue until all plants are sold out. We will make announcements throughout the week as new plants are added to the store.

Plants can be picked up at Memphis Tilth or delivered to your home if you are a Bring It Food Hub subscriber, or live in the Midtown or Downtown area. If you have any questions about the sale, please email info@memphistilth.org.

**GrowMemphis Garden Leaders can pick up their free plant starts tonight at the St. Paul Garden from 6-7pm**

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga for Farmers + Gardeners

This gentle flow class will be a relaxing, lighthearted practice that focuses on strength, balance, and flexibility. Though we will focus on positions that benefit areas of the body that can be strained or overworked from gardening and farming, this practice is great for those that don't spend a lot of time working in the outdoors as well! This class welcomes beginners who have never done yoga before as well as experienced practitioners, and will take place in the Shelby Farms Park Greenline Garden, rain or shine.

Instructor: Stephen Black
Location: Greenline Gardens(6489 Mullins Station Road)
Prices: Park Members: $8
             Nonmembers: $10

To register, please fill out this form. For more info, click here

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Composting is Cool!

Did you know that the earth likes to eat the same food that we do? Banana peels and apple cores are a tasty treat for the garden, instead of the trash can. In this workshop, we will learn about composting – what it is, why it’s important, and how to do it at home. Small compost buckets will be provided for all workshop participants to take home.

Ages: 3rd – 8th grade
Location:  Greenline Gardens (6489 Mullins Station Road)
Instructor: Mike Larrivee, The Compost Fairy
Prices: Park Members: $8 per youth (includes 1 accompanying adult)
             Nonmembers: $10 per youth (includes 1 accompanying adult)
             SCS Teacher: $5
             GrowMemphis Garden Leaders and their children: Free

 

To register, please fill out this form. For more info, click here

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Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Ag Day at the Farm Park: Bobby Lanier Farm Park

The purpose of Ag Day is to educate all Americans about the importance of American Agriculture.  Come out to the Farm Park and learn about American Agriculture and celebrate Ag Day.  There will be live music, farm animals, hands-on farm activities for the whole family and food trucks.  Winning Ag Day posters from local schools will be on display. 

For more info, click here.

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Growing Herbs for Mocktails and Spices

The garden, spice rack and bar go hand-in-hand. We will teach you how to successfully grow herbs in a container or in-ground to then incorporate into homemade spices and mocktails. Fresh herbs from the Shelby Farms Greenline Gardens will be used to make a cocktail and spice seasoning for participants to sample.

Ages: 18+
Location:  Greenline Gardens (6489 Mullins Station Road)
Instructor: Gayle Emmich
Prices: Park Members: $8
             Nonmembers: $10
             GrowMemphis Garden Leaders: Free

To register, please fill out this form. For more info, click here

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Sign Up For 2018 Spring Subscription
Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

Sign Up For 2018 Spring Subscription

Spring 2018 Subscriptions Are Now Available!

 

Spring 2018 distributions begin March 21st and run through May 12th. Vegetable subscription size options are available in two varieties: Classic subscription ($20 weekly) which is ideal for two people wanting to add fresh local produce to their weekly diet. Deluxe subscriptions ($35 weekly) are ideal for a
family of four.

The Bring It Food Hub team is thrilled to continue working with its continually expanding roster of farmers to offer the freshest, finest and most beautiful produce grown in our area. All produce is sourced within a 150 mile radius of Memphis.


Subscribers to the Spring distributions can expect to receive weekly allotments of the region’s most prized transitional crops such as spring onions, broccoli, leafy greens, crisp cabbages, herbs, strawberries and young root vegetables like carrots, radishes and beets. 


In addition to vegetable subscriptions, subscribers can purchase weekly add-ons for delivery with their vegetable share. Add-ons include fresh breads, eggs, an exclusive butcher’s box featuring sustainably raised local meats from Marmilu Farms (Jackson, TN), regionally-sourced artisan cheeses, and fresh coffee from Dr. Bean’s Coffee Roasters (Memphis, TN). Coffee shares and eggs are available in weekly or bi-weekly options.

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2018 Memphis Tilth High Mowing Fundraiser
Mar
17
to Apr 8

2018 Memphis Tilth High Mowing Fundraiser

Shop for High Mowing Organic Seeds until April 8 and half of your total purchase will be donated to Memphis Tilth's GrowMemphis Community Garden Program.

Seeds can be purchased here: http://farmraiser.com/…/2018-memphis-tilth-high-mowing-fund…

From March 17 to April 8, we are fundraising to offset the cost of purchasing seeds and growing plants for GrowMemphis Community Gardens in 2018. These seeds are supplied by our most awesome local partners, High Mowing Organic Seeds.

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Seed Library Seed Swap
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Seed Library Seed Swap

  • Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (map)
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Join us at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library for "Seed Library Seed Swap" on Saturday, March 3, 20018 from 10AM - 12PM. Bring your saved seeds and join us for a seed swap!

Prepare to swap your favorite seeds and find some new ones, discover new recipes to cook your home grown produce, and meet with Memphis Tilth’s Community Kitchen Coordinator to learn more about gardening in the 901.

Make sure to label your seeds by:

  1. Variety
  2. Scientific Name (if possible)
  3. Date Harvested or
  4. Seed Company
  5. Your Experience With the Variety
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