The Community Garden Program seeks to establish community gardens across Knox County for residents who do not have access to land. Around 25 gardens are maintained by CAC, which are located in a variety of places, from city parks to public housing communities.
Every year we register over 150 Knox Country residents for garden plots, and provide some technical assistance as needed. Plot sizes vary by site and gardeners' needs. Interested in a community garden plot? Gardeners are also qualified for our Seed and Plant Distribution, which you can learn more about here.
For more information on community gardens, call Adam Caraco at
(865) 254-5721 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden Age Apts
Maude Booth Gardens
Morningside Garden (Hardy Park)*
Morningside Community Garden
Mountain Park Villa
New Covenant Presbyterian*
New Harvest Park
St. Mary’s Riverview
Tabarnacle Baptist Church
Vestal Boys and Girls Club
Willowplace and Riverburch
*open to the public
Community Garden Rules
Please maintain a neat garden. Do not litter or allow it to become overgrown with weeds. The garden is considered overgrown when weeds are taller than 24 inches.
Respect other gardeners and do not steal from their plots. If there is a community spot then feel free to grab a vegetable.
Read all labels when adding fertilizer or pesticides to your garden and follow instructions. Do not fertilize or use pesticides in any garden but your own.
By October 20th remove trellises, stakes, strings, or any other debris that will make tilling more difficult.
If there are empty spots and you would like one, contact email@example.com for a garden application.