Student organizer explains fresh new food program ...

Student organizer explains fresh new food program for hungry on ‘MTSU On the Record’

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

MTSU senior Alexis Wells

Alexis Wells

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Alexis Wells first aired May 16 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their full conversation above and watch an excerpt below.

WMOT Roots Radio-new logo-2017 web Wells, a 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 works to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for the hungry with help from both professional farmers and amateur growers.

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

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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