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“Seed to Plate” Salsa Making

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Relish the tastes of summer with us in our next Seed to Plate culinary art class! Join local food advocate and garden enthusiast Vivian Williams to learn how to prepare and preserve canned salsa from tomatoes and herbs harvested fresh from the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum’s Center for Urban Agriculture. Each participant will make […]


Tree Veneration Series: Bark HeART

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Venerate:  to regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference Join us as we kick off the Tree Veneration art workshop series!  The first class Bark HeArt will be be held on Saturday, April 14th, 12:30-4:30 in our Historic Mule Barn. Local artist Gerry Moll will lead an investigation into the tradition of carving one’s […]


The Role of Fungus in the Ecosystem

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Join Joy Grissom, our Senior Gardener and co-founder of the Native Plant Rescue Squad, to get a deeper understanding of the diverse role of fungus in the ecosystem.  One of the greatest aspects of the natural world is understanding the interconnectedness of everything. When we walk through a forest, for example, we see dirt, plants, […]


Permablitz Volunteer Day

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Join us in the Center for Urban Agriculture for a volunteer workday!  We need your help creating a new permaculture garden.  Volunteers are needed to work with the Knoxville Permaculture Guild to dig, divide, and plant perennial flowers and herbs, remove existing shrubbery, help build a mandala, and spread mulch. Bring your water bottle and […]


Bee Educated: Beekeeping Essentials

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Do you find honey tasty? What about fruits and vegetables? If you enjoy a stroll through a lovely garden, and can appreciate fresh cuisine then this workshop pertains to you! The world would be an entirely different place without bees, and it is easy to take their hard work for granted. Come join Ashley Reeve […]


Gardening for Wildlife

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Have you ever considered how your garden and landscape could become healthy habitat for native wildlife, including pollinators and birds? Whether you are concerned with combatting habitat destruction, prefer the look of a more natural landscape, or just want the opportunity to see wildlife close up, this workshop is for you!  Join us for a […]


Flower Arranging Workshop

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Interested in learning how to make beautiful floral arrangements to beautify your home and share with your friends and family?  Participants will learn through a demonstration and a hands-on activity. Bring a lunch and join the Sevier Blumen team to learn the art of flower arrangement for this lunch-and-learn workshop. Sevier Blumen is small family […]


Straw Bale Gardening Workshop

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Straw bale gardening is a great way to grow food on limited space without disturbing the landscape.  This is a popular gardening technique with folks who rent homes or who have limited mobility.  Join us the morning of Saturday, March 25 to learn how to start a straw bale garden at your home.  John Tullock […]


Grow Your Garden: Spring Fruits and Veggies

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

  Join us as we kick off the Grow Your Garden series! Participants will learn about growing a fruits and vegetables this spring and discuss what to plant, when to plant it, and how to grow a spring edible garden.  Pre-registered participants will take home seeds and starter plants. When: 9am – 11am Saturday, February […]


Community Garden Cleanup

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

  Join us in the Center for Urban Agriculture for a volunteer workday!  We need your help to prepare our community garden for exciting developments in the next season.  Volunteers are needed to remove Bermuda grass and other weeds, spread mulch, and clear brush from plots. Bring your water bottle and gardening gloves if you […]


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