Teacher Spotlight: Scott Brown
Our growing class list would be quite difficult to pull off without the awesome instructors we've been so honored to meet. We'd like to give you the same opportunity to get to know our Chattery teachers a bit better.
Scott Brown is co-proprietor of Brown Dirt Farm, a small vegetable operation outside of Whitwell, Tennessee which practices chemical-free agriculture. After many years of work and planning, Scott and Brooke Brown first planted their farm in the summer of 2012 while working other jobs. As of 2014 they are full-time farmers. Brown Dirt Farm emphasizes growing fruits and vegetables with only good soil, sunshine, and fresh air, the basic needs of all plants.
How did you get started in your profession?
I read a book that stirred my interest in food, particularly what it is and how it’s grown. The first thing I did was work for a farm. After a season apprenticeship on a biodynamic farm in North Carolina, I returned to the Chattanooga area and worked throughout the food industry while dreaming of one day growing lots of food.
Why do you love Chattanooga?
I've visited California, Colorado, New York and many other places in the world. Chattanooga is a hip town in the middle of beautiful country. I’ve cultivated many good relationships through it. I consider it home.
What's one topic you'd like to learn through The Chattery?
What's something someone would be surprised to learn about you?
I’m pretty handy with a sewing machine.