About

  IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  A close-up of red radishes on a wooden bench.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A close-up of red radishes on a wooden bench.

The Green Thumb Program distributes free seeds and plants to 1,100 households in Knoxville and Knox County each year.  Qualified applicants receive twelve types of vegetable seeds and nine tomato plants (six beefsteak and three cherry tomatoes) and nine pepper plants (six California Wonder bell peppers and three cayenne peppers).  Recipients also receive gardening and nutrition information.  Sign up begins in February and goes as long as supplies last.

  IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  A close-up of a raised bed with rows of lettuce.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A close-up of a raised bed with rows of lettuce.

  IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  A close-up of an okra plant. There is one fully-grown okra in the foreground, with okra buds and flowers in the background.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A close-up of an okra plant. There is one fully-grown okra in the foreground, with okra buds and flowers in the background.


Seed Distribution

Sugar Snap Peas
Danvers Half-Long Carrots
Detroit Dark Red Beets
Cherry Bell Radish
Mixed Greens
Swiss Chard
Mesclun Salad Mix
Blue Lake Bush Beans
Clemson Spineless Okra
Poinsett Cucumbers
Yellow Straight Neck Squash
Zucchini

Plant Distribution

California Wonder Bell Peppers
Cayenne Peppers
Beefsteak Tomatoes
Small Cherry Tomatoes

  IMAGE DESCRIPTION:  The inside of Beardsley Farm's greenhouse. There are hundreds of plants starting to grow in flat planters in preparation for spring.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: The inside of Beardsley Farm's greenhouse. There are hundreds of plants starting to grow in flat planters in preparation for spring.

Sign-Up

Sign up begins in February and goes as long as supplies last.

LT Ross Building (2247 Western Ave)
CAC East Center (4200 Asheville Hwy)
CAC South Center (522 Old Maryville Pike)
Larry Cox Rec Center (3109 Ocoee Trail)
Dr. Lee Williams Center (2240 MLK Jr Blvd)

Pick-Up Locations: 

Pick up times are from 9:30 to 3:30 at each location.  

CAC South Center (522 Old Maryville Pike) 4/19/2018

CAC East Center (4200 Asheville Hwy) 4/20/2018  

Beardsley Farm (1741 Reynolds St).  4/21/2018