28 Feb '15, 6pm

The Barefoot Farmer grows more than food

The Barefoot Farmer grows more than food

Take a trip to Jeff Poppen’s Long Hungry Creek Farm and you’ll find a year-round farm . You’re also likely to stumble across some agricultural teaching moments or discover yourself in the middle of a 1,000-person celebration. And it's possible you’ll find all of that occurring simultaneously. Poppen, known to many as the Barefoot Farmer , uses his land to grow and raise food like plenty of other farmers do. But much more happens around his 250 acres in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, and most of it centers around Poppen’s many passions — a passion for small family farms, for community, for getting young people back on the land, and for healing the environment. Nine or 10 acres of Long Hungry Creek Farm are planted with crops, primarily vegetables. The food grown on the farm feeds those who live there, and about 150,000-200,000 additional pounds of food harvested each year ...

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