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Healthy Gardening Classes

Be Well is excited to announce the Healthy Gardening Series in partnership with UT Gardens. The goal of this series is to empower UT faculty and staff to take control of their nutritional intake Gardening can seem like an overwhelming task at first. However, with the help of professionals from UT Gardens UT Faculty and Staff will learn the basics skills necessary to easily grow fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables at home.

The following programs are free for University of Tennessee employees. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 25 participants. 

Microgreens & Sprouts

Saturday, March 10
Time: 1-3 PM
Microgreens may be tiny, but they pack a mega punch of nutrients and flavor! Come learn how to grow these miniature delicacies in your home or garden. We’ll cover which seeds to grow and how to get the best results and we’ll send you home with your own growing tray to try at home.

Culinary Herbs

Culinary Herb Propagation and Cultivation 
Saturday, April 7
Time: 1-3 PM
Herbs are some of the easiest and most rewarding edible plants to grow. UT Gardens educator, David Pease will walk you through the basics of successful herb gardening and propagation. Learn which varieties grow best in our climate, what environment they need to thrive, and how to take cuttings to root your own baby herb plants. Participants get hands-on experience with making cuttings, and may choose to take them home or leave them on our mist bench until they have taken root. Cuttings participants take this day will be available once they have taken root.

Growing Fruits and Vegetables in Containers

Saturday, May 12
Time: 1-3 PM
Short on space? Don’t worry. This session will explore how you can grow healthy edibles in small spaces. Participants will learn about container gardening and how to make the most out of your home garden regardless of size. Participants will get to plant a container to take home and grow.

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