One gardener's extras are another gardener's treasures. Come trade seeds with your fellow Knoxville garden lovers at Beardsley Community Farm. Share rare heirloom seeds and talk up your favorite gardening tricks at this community event. Attendance is FREE and you do not need to bring seeds to the swap. We will have heirloom seed kits available for a suggested donation of $3. We will also have our East Tennessee Gardening Calendars available for a discounted rate of $20--perfect for helping you…See More
Join the Urban Land Scouts! Each meeting we will cover a different value of the ULS and work on earning the corresponding badge. While everyone is welcome to become a Land Scout, these workshops are designed for adults and young adults (5th grade and older).At our this meeting we talk about and make seed balls, biodegradable projectiles used to sow large areas or hard-to-reach locations. You must sign up at Three Rivers Market to attend and there is a small fee ($4 for Three Rivers Market…See More
This free guided walk is an introduction to both the Urban Land Scouts and foraging. We will gather at the Birdhouse and walk through the 4th and Gill Neighborhood.Wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. We will walk rain or shine. Bring a notebook if you like to take notes. This walk is appropriate for all ages, but we will potentially be walking for up to an hour. Those who tucker out sooner can easily turn back at their leisure.Following the walk, I hope to gather at Three Rivers…See More
October 13, 2011 at 8am to October 16, 2011 at 11pm
Three Rivers Market is celebrating 30 years of business in East Tennessee and a successful move to the new store at 1100 N. Central St. We hope you'll join us there from this Thursday, Oct. 13th through Sunday, October. 16th.The four day celebration will include store-wide discounts, free demonstrations and samples from Three Rivers Market vendors from 12–7 pm, as well as family-friendly community activities for everyone. Additionally, Three Rivers Market Members may participate in a special…See More
Having Frustration with Stagnation? Try Regeneration with Fermentation!! Fermentation Presentation Monday, Oct. 17, 6:00 – 7:30 PM ... Fermentation of different foods and beverages, from sauerkraut to dairy to ginger beer, will be demonstrated & discussed,. The health benefits and the nutritional importance of live culture fermentation will be covered as well as equipment & techniques. Various fermented foods and beverages can be sampled. A snack table will also be available with other…See More
Fall SkillShare at CAC Beardsley Community Farm (behind the Laura Cansler Boys and Girls Club)
October 29, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
CAC Beardsley Community Farm is happy to announce a day of workshops—SkillShare. We hope to bring together individuals with different levels of experience in gardening for a day of learning and connecting. We have three workshops scheduled for the fall SkillShare; please see the following for more in-depth descriptions. Activities will be provided for kids, too! Bring the whole family for this fall community event.About the Farm: Beardsley Community Farm has promoted food security and…See More
Tickets Reduced by $10! Tickets are not available at the door!Join Slow Food Knoxville and friends for the 4th Annual PESTO FESTO!This year we will head north to A Place of the Heart Farm in Pioneer, TN where they have friendly farmers, mountain views, and an abundant garden to share with us.Arrive early on September 24th, around 4PM, for Farm Tours, Bocce and Yoga on the lawn with Ajeet, and to enter the Pesto Contest! Bring your dancing shoes because we will have live music for the evening!A…See More
(Firstly, we know the 27th is not the actual solstice, but the alliteration was too good to pass up. Now then...) Please join us at the Tomato Head to celebrate the warm weather and CAC Beardsley Community Farm. Chef and owner Mahasti Vafaie will serve a unique meal using some seasonal produce from the farm. It will be a great night. You must purchase a ticket to attend. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com here:…See More
We're having a get-together to celebrate the launch of our new timebank! Now's your chance to meet your fellow timebank members in person. If you haven't joined yet but would like to learn more, this is for you too. Bring your favorite snack or dish, or just bring yourself! The TVUUC receptionist in the community center will point you in the right direction.See More
Today we will visit the numerous fruit and nut trees at Malcolm Martin park and help harvest at CAC Beardsley Community Farm. There is no cost and we will meet no matter what the weather. Bring a water bottle and wear close-toed shoes and clothing appropriate for being outside. We will meet at CAC Beardsley Community Farm, 1719 Reynolds Ave., (behind the Cansler Boys and Girls Club). Email email@example.com for more information.See More
Come see what great things are growing at CAC Beardsley Community Farm, Saturday, June 4th, from 11 am - 3 pm at FARM FEST, a family-friendly celebration. In addition to free kids games and activities, we will have craft, food, and plant vendors on site. There will be live music by Will Fletcher, the Great Great Pines, Oslo Cole, and Kate Jancay. Plus poetry by area slam poets. Plant vendors include Overhill Gardens and Riverdale Nursery. Just Ripe and Antonio Ramirez's "Mariachi" Taco Truck…See More
This week we will talk about choosing, planting, and maintaining perennial plants in an urban setting. There is no cost and we will meet no matter what the weather. Bring a water bottle and wear close-toed shoes and clothing appropriate for being outside. We will meet at CAC Beardsley Community Farm, 1719 Reynolds Ave., (behind the Cansler Boys and Girls Club). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.See More
CAC Beardsley Community Farm will be holding a "So You Wanna Get Some Chickens?" Workshop on Saturday, May 21. The workshop will be in tandem with our monthly community workday from 9 AM - 12 PM. The workshop will be held at 9 AM and any participants should feel free to stick around afterward to help the folks at Beardsley get some work done that day. The goal of the workshop is to educate folks who are thinking about raising hens in the backyard or are already doing so now that the…See More
Why are you interested in joining the guild? (If you are outside the Knoxville region, why are you interested in joing the guild?)
I have a growing interest in community gardening, sustainable agriculture, intentional communities, simplifying my life, and reducing my impact on Mother Earth.
What neighborhood do you live in?
What skills or experiences do you have that can be shared?
None really, at least not in the above-mentioned areas. This is all pretty new to me.
I grew up in Maryville. I was involved in sports, music, and art. I left for college and spent the next 10 years in the NYC area. I was in a band, worked at NYU, got my graduate degree in Deafness Rehabilitation, worked in that field for a while, then relocated temporarily back to Maryville. I got into recreation at that time, then moved to the Bay Area where I lived for almost 20. I've done a lot of work with disabled youth and adults. I got my teaching credential and taught in public schools for the past 10 years. I'm currently on leave. I've been volunteering at Beardsley since the fall and absolutely love it. I'm just starting to get involved with TVUUC's community garden. I'm inspired by Bill Power's "Twelve by Twelve." "Seedfolks" captures my feelings about the magic and power of community gardening.
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