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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. 


Saturday, March 9th 2019
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. 


Gardening for Health

Saturday, April 6th 2019
Time: 10 AM-12 PM
We will learn how gardening has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood and offer a variety of health benefits. This session will  focus on the people-plant interaction and participants will get to experience the positive benefits plants can have on their health. Participants will get to sow seeds and transplant a flower to take home a grow. We will also take time to walk through the UT Gardens and learn how mindfulness can be used to help us de-stress. 


Herbal Tea

Saturday, May 18 2019
Time: 1-3 PM
Herbs have many uses. This class will look at tea and a variety of herbs that can be used for teas. We will also explore the history of tea and its importance for economic growth through the centuries. Participants will get to sample several teas made during the class. The class will end with a look at how to plant and grow your own herbs at home to make tea.