Local Food: Critiquing industrialized food production and exploring local food choices We will host a panel discussion of problems associated with industrialized food practices and move on to explore the social benefits as well as the structural obstacles and shortcomings of current local food movements. In addition, we have several community members who will talk about their work here in Knoxville to promote more healthy, sustainable alternatives. SPEAKERS:-Chad Hellwinckel- of the University…See More
Formed from the meetings begun by the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council's effort to improve the physical health of Knoxville’s citizens by making positive changes in the food system through edible gardens.
Saturday January 29, 2011Annual event planned for January 29 Ijams Nature Center held its first Seed Swap in 1995. On a Saturday in April we invited members, friends and visitors to bring their favorite seeds, cuttings or bulbs to share with others. We discovered it was a chance to share not only plants, but also gardening lore, growing experiences and family stories.See More
Knoxville volunteers are planning an environmental work day onSunday, 10-10-10 at Tyson Park from 2-4pm. There will be letter- writing to government officials, sign-ups for energy efficiencyaudits, demonstrations of electric and other alt-fuel vehicles, solarand other green energy groups, art activities for kids, music, andmore. The public is invited to get on board and show support forclimate action at this fun event." Permaculture folks, come and share info about permaculture and how it,…See More
Have you ever considered raising chickens?Well if you have then be sure to join the Knoxville Botanical Garden and a panel of experts on Saturday September 18th for a three hour workshop.Learn all about the city’s new chicken ordinance, the benefits of raising backyard chickens, how to properly care for and handle your hens, and much more at this informative and hands on workshop.When: Saturday September 18th 10:00 – 1:00Where: Knoxville Botanical Garden and ArboretumMembers: $10Non-Members: $15See More