Tag Archives: legacy

It’s Nice… returns with Edwin Marty

Edwin MartyEdwin Marty has dedicated the last ten years to helping metro Birmingham understand why organic food is important to its future.

After seeing Molly Folse’s post in March announcing his resignation from Jones Valley Urban Farm (it happened earlier this month), it made sense to interview him as the next subject of the “It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham” video series hosted over on Dear Birmingham. We’ve previously featured an interview with Sharrif Simmons, founder of the BAAM Festival.

The idea behind the series is to talk with those that are doing things in Alabama’s Magic City about the project in addition to issues facing the region.

Marty’s departure has been written about in recent months by both Birmingham Weekly and The Birmingham News. Incidentally, if you don’t click through to see the video, you may want to at least learn about where he’s headed next

Todd Bates talk about Steve McNair’s legacy

I had the privilege to sit and talk with former University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide captain Todd Bates, a Heflin, AL native who signed as an undrafted free agent with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans in 2005.

Bates was honest about his personal experience with former Titans teammate, quarterback Steve McNair, sharing his thoughts on what McNair’s legacy might be in light of his tragic and untimely death on Saturday in Nashville.

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZyzN8Z0PqZQ" width="400" height="329" wmode="transparent" /]