“Every Child Outdoors” Youth Garden

We Want Kids to Eat their Veggies!

Founded in 2011 by the University of Tennessee Human Dimensions Research Lab, the “Every Child Outdoors” Youth Gardens’ mission is to promote and support opportunities that encourage children to experience the outdoors. Children learn about the environment and about growing fruits and vegetables in the garden, berry patch, and orchard through field trips, service projects, summer camp, and our weekly, April through October, Story Thyme program.  Teacher workshops and outreach at local schools are also available. Hands-on gardening activities and programs meet state curriculum standards.

We’d love to talk to you about scheduling your next educational experience!  Please fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch.


Thank you to our partners!


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ECO Garden Field Trip Form

  • Please tell us a little about what kind of trip you're interested in. We have flexible options. Something hands-on, or just a kid-friendly staff led tour of the grounds? Something to reinforce a lesson you will have been learning, or just a fun day out at the Gardens?



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