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July 12, 2016

Beaman Park to Bells Bend Conservation Corridor Sponsors Community Farm Day

The Beaman Park to Bells Bend Conservation Corridor works to preserve the rural character and agricultural lands of the Bells Bend/Scottsboro area. This corridor lies 8 miles from the epicenter of downtown, and is often referred to as "Nashville's backyard." We are honored to have this organization sponsor Community Farm Day at the Nashville Farmers' Market, and are eager for our customers to learn more about their organization.

The corridor is a tract of historically and archeologically-rich land that remains similar to what is was when Davidson County was first settled in 1783. With fertile bottomlands, rolling pastures, and forested hills, it is considered to be one of the best preserved historic agricultural landscape remaining in the county. After thwarting a number of threats from developers to turn the rural landscape into an area for urban sprawl, the residents have formed their own organization to conserve their community, and work with government and agencies to permanently protect the area.

Today, the Beaman Park to Bells Bend Conservation Corridor gives an unprecedented opportunity for Nashville and Davidson County to become a leader in rural conservation. The Bells Bend/Scottsboro area is a thriving community of small farms, with a number of them participating as merchants at the Nashville Farmers' Market. We celebrate the hard work of these farmers at our annual Community Farm Day on Saturday July 16th, and are honored to have the support  of the Beaman Park to Bells Bend Conservation Corridor at this event.

“Our motivation to sponsor Community Farm Day at the Nashville Farmers’ Market is to connect with people who care about food and farming," says Board member David Price. "A major emphasis of our Board is to establish more agricultural activities and events in the Bells Bend/Scottsboro area, so we want to engage people to become more interested and involved in the conservation of Bells Bend."

 

You can find fresh produce grown locally in Bells Bend at the Bells Bend Farms' booth every Saturday at the Nashville Farmers' Market, and you can also learn more about conservation efforts at http://bellsbend.squarespace.com/.

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