Wednesday, May 17, 2017

[456] ‘Fresh’ new program to combat hunger takes root on ‘MTSU On the Record’

MURFREESBORO — An MTSU student who plays a major role in a new program to upgrade nutrition for the underserved is the guest on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Alexis Wells will air from 9:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 21, on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

Wells, a rising senior from Readyville, Tennessee, is assistant project coordinator of Plant a Row for the Hungry in Rutherford County. The new program of the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank enlists the aid of professional farmers and amateur growers in providing fresh fruits and vegetables for the hungry.

In addition to her administrative work, Wells is practicing what she preaches where she lives.

“I have three gutters on my front porch that are hanging by chains, and I planted strawberries, mint leaves and pinto beans in them,” said Wells. “Then I made raised garden beds, and I planted those in my back yard with tomatoes, watermelons, corn and kale.”

Partners in Plant a Row for the Hungry in Rutherford County include the Rutherford County Farmers Market, the Garden Writers Association Foundation, the Society of St. Andrew and the University of Tennessee’s agricultural extension service in Rutherford County.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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