BattleField Farm & Gardens is on the move. From the organization’s beginnings as a “gleaning fence,” which provided fresh vegetables for the taking at a plot next to Tabernacle Baptist, to the founding of BattleField Farm & Gardens in 2018, to the beginning of the Eastside Farmers Market, the Rev. Chris Battle has worked with others to address food insecurity in East Knoxville
A drive around the Morningside neighborhood revealed a shocking discovery to East Knoxville pastor, Chris Battle.
It’s been nearly four years since Chris Battle was senior pastor at the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church. After serving more than a decade, he’s traded in his suit for overalls and is doing something he feels equally called to do: farming and motivating his neighbors to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.