City Farms Growers Coalition works to achieve food justice in low income neighborhoods of Chattanooga through collaborative partnerships, experiential learning opportunities, and hands-on training in urban agriculture.
Our work is made possible by a rich network of partners all across the city of Chattanooga. Seedlings are started at the Westside Greenhouse and then planted at The Howard Roots Farm, The Bethlehem Center, Neema Taking Root Community Garden, and the 12th & Peeples Street Camp. From there a coalition of students, volunteers, and residents raise the plants from sowing to harvest and grow plenty to share with our neighbors. All of our partners help us advance our vision of a community of empowered, self-determined people breaking down barriers of race, class, and culture to defeat poverty and hunger in Chattanooga.
Meet the Board
Our working board is made up of community members with a passion for good food and healthy people.
Joel Tippens | FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Lucy Schultz | BOARD MEMBER
DC Dreger | BOARD MEMBER
Reba Benson | BOARD MEMBER
Horace Benson | BOARD MEMBER
Allen Shropshire | BOARD MEMBER
Rosalyn Ruffin | BOARD MEMBER