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 1,000 households in Knoxville and Knox County each year.  Qualified applicants receive thirteen types of vegetable seeds and eight tomato plants (four better boys and four sun-ray tomatoes), four pepper plants (four California Wonder bell peppers), and three basil plants.  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
Salad Bowl Mix
Blue Lake Bush Beans
Clemson Spineless Okra
Poinsett Cucumbers
Yellow Straight Neck Squash and Zucchini
Black Diamond Watermelon


Plant Distribution

Bell Peppers
Basil
Better Boy Tomatoes
Sun-Ray 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 for Seeds

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)

Plant Pick-Up Locations: 

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

CAC South Center (522 Old Maryville Pike) 4/26/2019

CAC East Center (4200 Asheville Hwy) 4/25/2019  

Beardsley Farm (1741 Reynolds St).  4/27/2019