Cumberland River Compact

“On the Farm, Necessity Is the Mother of Invention”

“On the Farm, Necessity Is the Mother of Invention”

Please fill out one form for each attendee

If you would like to reserve a lunch, please do so at least 3 days prior to this event. The option to reserve lunch will be removed 2 days prior to.

Lunch includes a 1/2 sandwich, chips, and a cookie. All lunches are $8, payable on the day of the event (cash or check preferred). You are also welcome to bring your own lunch!

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Thursday, May 4, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

As small diverse-use farms strive to maintain relevance in today’s industrial food systems, quality becomes the focus rather than quantity. 

Karen Overton, owner of Wedge Oak Farm, will share her story of transitioning from alternate careers in Archaeology, Museum Studies, and Art fabrication to farming and how the re-organization of a 114 year old family farm required her to learn sustainable agricultural methods, humane animal husbandry, butchery, and event planning that helped create a balance between farm production and land management. These have allowed her to adapt and recreate an active farm for today’s local food movement and the enjoyment of those that value it’s existence.

Event Information:

All River Talks are free and open to the public. You may reserve an optional lunch for $8 or bring your own.

Where: The Cumberland River Compact, located on the 3rd floor of the Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213.

Parking: Free parking is available in Lot R of the Nissan Stadium parking lot.

Schedule: Doors open and lunch will be available at 11:30 am, the presentation will run from 12:00-1:00 and will be followed by a question and answer session.

For questions please email samantha.winningham@cumberlandrivercompact.org or call us at 615-837-1151

For more information about River Talks, please visit our website.