The farm is in an area known for Civil War and Cherokee history.
Joe Bryan, CCH Historical Society vice president, will speak about a house that once sat on the farm. Bryan moved the house to Calhoun, reassembled it and lives in the beautiful home today.
The guest speaker for this meeting will be Tricia King, Southeast Region project manager for the Land Trust for Tennessee.
King joined the Land Trust for Tennessee in 2007, when the Nashville-based organization opened an office to serve the greater Chattanooga area. She holds a bachelor of science in agricultural economics from Cornell University, and a master of science in international affairs from Georgia Tech.
Prior to joining the Land Trust, she worked for the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County governments in many capacities, including capital planning; grant-writing and development; and managing special projects and greenways for parks and recreation.
She serves as the local chapter leader of Slow Food USA and on the boards of several local organizations such as Crabtree Farms.
King manages land, water, scenic, and historical conservation projects in the 10-county Southeast Region, in which nearly 6,000 acres have been protected in just four years. She served on the Strategic Plan Task Force for the Bradley County 2035 Comprehensive Plan, and serves as a resource to families and communities throughout Southeast Tennessee.
“We appreciate Ginger and her family for welcoming us to their farm for our meeting,” said CCH Historical Society’s president, Faye Callaway. “It is always an honor to be surrounded by so much history and family tradition.”
The Wilson Farm, as it is known, was owned by Buchanan’s family for several generations. The farm is also part of the Appalachian Quilt Trail, as it displays a painted heritage quilt pattern on the barn.
The group meets each month on the third Sunday at 3 p.m.
Membership is only $10 per year and comes with special discounts at the group events throughout the year.
Anyone interested in membership or receiving emails regarding meetings or activities, please contact Darlene Goins at 423-336-2763 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Faye Callaway at 423-336-5694.