How our garden didn’t grow

Every year we plant a garden at CRC. I believe we are the only building on Omohundro Place with more than a couple of bushes to greet people. But this year, something happened. I don’t know what but hardly anything grew. It started with the blackberry bushes, which have produced bushels of berries for the […]

The community garden

The idea was always that we’d have fresh produce for our homeless friends. But the community garden at CRC World Headquarters hasn’t turned out that way.   After the flood, one of our board members, Chip Higgins, built raised beds in front of our refurbished building. He planted blackberries and strawberries. The blackberries flourished. The […]

The Big Payback

So every May, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee hosts The Big Payback. It’s a 24-hour online giving opportunity for nonprofits in Middle Tennessee. The foundation hosted a training session yesterday and I have to say I was pretty darn impressed both with myself for making it through a snowstorm to get there and with […]

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