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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. Be Well sponsors the $35 registration fee. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 15 participants. 

Seed Starting and Planning a Cool Season Vegetable Garden

Saturday, February 6, 2021
1-3 pm

This session will focus on growing cool season vegetables at home. Participants will learn how start seeds and plan out their cool season vegetable garden. This session will be virtual and garden kits will be available to pick up at the UT Gardens the Friday before the session. Each person will pick up a kit to sow and grow cool season vegetables at home.

Cost: Free – Only UT employees are eligible to attend this session. 

You must register and indicate your UT email and list your office/place of work.

 

Ikebana and Kokedama

Saturday, March 27, 2021
1-3 pm

Saturday, March 27, 2021
1-3 pm

Learn about the art of Japanese flower arranging and the nearai bonsai and kusamono planting styles. Each participant will make and take one Ikebana design and one Kodedama home to grow. This session will be virtual and garden kits will be available to pick up at the UT Gardens the Friday before the session.

Cost: Free – Only UT employees are eligible to attend this session. 

You must register and indicate your UT email and list your office/place of work.

 

Botanical Mocktails

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
5:30pm-7pm

Join UT Gardens staff for this fun class on botanical mocktails that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone. Using fresh and preserved ingredients from the garden, we will concoct three different alcohol-free drinks to tantalize your senses. The recipes will highlight hibiscus, mint and citrus.

Cost: Free – Only UT employees are eligible to attend this session. 

You must register and indicate your UT email and list your office/place of work.