Beardsley Community Farm brings locals better living with organic produce, personal garden lots and sustainable practices. They'll host the Beardsley Community Farm Fest May 10, where there is such a thing as a free lunch. And free admission, free tours, local music, door prizes and activities at the annual outdoor gala. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (More information is at www.beardsleyfarm.com.)
More than 30 years after the first Earth Day, we're still facing many of the same problems, heightened by greater awareness of the worsening effects of climate change. Here are ways that people in East Tennessee are working to improve things in their own corners.