One Word.

Article Author: 
Jason Scott, CAC AmeriCorps Program Director

As I approach my 3-year anniversary as CAC AmeriCorps’ Program Director, I reflect on the journey over the last 3 years and the elements that have defined the people, texture, and tone of my service in this role and offer some advice to members and those who choose to become servant leaders.

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Alternative Farmers’ Market Currencies & Local Businesses

Article Author: 
Sally Buice, CAC AmeriCorps VISTA Member 2017-2018

I’m spending this year serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Nourish Knoxville, a nonprofit organization working in the East Tennessee region to cultivate and support relationships between farmers, artisanal producers, and the community through outreach, education, and advocacy, and to build healthy communities through connections to local food. Nourish Knoxville runs three farmers’ markets throughout the year, so we spend a lot of our time working with small business owners who sell their products at our markets.

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As a symbol, I can be incorruptible, everlasting.

Article Author:
Jason Scott, CAC AmeriCorps Program Director & AmeriCorps*NCCC Alum, 2006

After spending some time with Weasel the farm cat on a rainy Thursday morning in April, I had the opportunity to sit down with Adam Caraco, a 2008-2009 alum of CAC AmeriCorps and the Assistant Urban Agriculture Director of CAC Beardsley Community Farm in a barn filled with a variety of used, but obviously maintained farm and labor apparatuses.

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AmeriCorps*NCCC, River 7 at Ijams Nature Center

Article Author:
Jason Scott, CAC AmeriCorps Program Director & AmeriCorps*NCCC Alum, 2006

On a warm February day I had the pleasure of sitting down with the members of AmeriCorps*NCCC team, River 7, to discuss their service year thus far and to get a sense of how they are enjoying Knoxville and their service at Ijams Nature Center.

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