Come out to the Parkridge Community Garden and enjoy iced tea and lemonade infused with fresh herbs while Jess Dean of Clay Halo Farm & Kitchen teaches the basics of soil health and plant nutrition: how to feed your plants using organic methods.*Mineral Menu: What nutrients do plants need to grow? How can you tell if your soil is deficient in a nutrient?*Synthetic & Organic: What's the difference?Everyone will leave with a "happy hour" drink infusion for their plants, too: a delicious,…See More
Unearth the mysteries of your garden's soil! Our Soil 101 class will cover the very basics of soil for the home gardener. We will cover soil nutrients, composting, and soil testing. This garden class is FREE, and hosted by CAC Beardsley Community Farm, an urban demonstration site that promotes food security and sustainable agriculture through practice, education, and community outreach. Upcoming classes:March 31st- Stop ‘em Before They Start: Spring Weed ManagementApril 14th and 21st- Plantin’…See More
Please join Knoxville Permaculture Guild for our first potluck of the year! We would like to start having potlucks, gatherings, and workshops more often! This time, just bring an appetizer to share. We will meet at Saw Works Brewery from 5:00p until 8:00p on Tuesday April 7th, 2015. This potluck will be a chance to catch up with each other, meet the new Permaculture Guild AmeriCorps VISTA, and hear about the Permaculture Research Institute in South Knoxville. If you can, R.S.V.P on the website…See More
We are very happy to announce that Peter Bane will be speaking at Pellissippi State's Hardin Valley Campus at 12:30 PM February 3rd!Food and Climate Security: What Can We Do?Peter Bane is a permaculture teacher and site designer who has published and edited Permaculture Activist magazine for over 20 years. He helped create Earthaven Ecovillage in North Carolina, and is now pioneering suburban farming in Bloomington, Indiana. He is also the author of the Permaculture Handbook. Peter will speak…See More
An open discussion about the issues of climate change and energy shortages related to peak oil as they impact the greater Knoxville area. What changes would we like to see in our area to increase localization and resilience? What can we do to increase awareness and positive action?In this discussion specifically, we plan to address whether or not we want to align with the official Transition Towns movement.This group intends to provide inspiration and support as we learn to find answers to…See More
Meal at 6:00pm followed by an educational seminar on Backyard Chickens. We will have vendors, and sales on all poultry products. Also, we will have several 2-day old pullets, as well as about 200 older started pullets for sale. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy. See More
An open discussion about the issues of climate change and energy shortages related to peak oil as they impact the Knoxville area. What changes would we like to see in our area to increase localization and resilience? What can we do to increase awareness and positive action?This group intends to provide inspiration and support as we learn to find answers to the questions of how to thrive as a community in the face of these challenges.We look to:- Drastically reduce carbon emissions (in…See More
Come make our certified naturally grown luffa glycerin soap. We use essential oils, herbs and naturals to craft scents and beauty within our healthy soap. These soaps are great for those tough summer feet and hands! At the end of the class you will have 6 bars of handcrafted soap for $20! Come see our new studio and bring a bottle of wine and snacks to share.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
I am a new member of the Permaculture Guild. I am currently working with the Knox County Food and Policy Health Council on community gardens this semester at the Health Department. I am in the process of creating a Community Garden…"
July 13th update!! ***No vote tonight**** Delayed.Will let you know as soon as a new date is set!!!!!!This is the 2nd and FINAL vote to permit Backyard Hens in Knoxville.We can't let up now, several members of city council had reservations. And as we've seen, a crowd of polite yet passionate citizens can make a BIG difference.So we NEED YOU THERE for the final inning! Please mark your calendars.See More
This will be the first vote making hens legal!If passed, there will be a second (and final) vote on June 29th.The vote will be a close one, so please come to the meeting to show your support. A large crowd will definitely help sway any councilpersons still on the fence! Don't assume there will be a sufficient number...WE NEED YOU THERE! So mark your calendars!We need to all CALL our city council members now!…See More
I am a new member of the Permaculture Guild. I am currently working with the Knox County Food and Policy Health Council on community gardens this semester at the Health Department. I am in the process of creating a Community Garden Toolkit in order to be put on the County's website for current and future community gardeners in the Knoxville area. While compiling this toolkit I could not help but notice some of your wonderful photos you have uploaded to the website and was wondering if I may have your permission to use a couple to include into the toolkit? Let me know what you think!