GrowTeachKnox Fall 2019

at Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

2649 Boyd’s Bridge Pike Knoxville, TN 37914

Saturday, September 14th, 2019-8:30-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $10


Open to professional and informal educators alike, GrowTeachKnox is dedicated to engaging students with the outdoors. GrowTeachKnox is set for Saturday, Septebmer 14th, 2019 at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Local environmental, gardening, and education professionals will provide hands-on learning for educators to better integrate lessons in the classroom with nature. With topics from linking standards to the outdoors to adapting outdoor learning to the special needs of students, educators will leave the day with the confidence to take their students outside, allowing students to more tangibly connect what they are learning to what they see in the wider world.


For more information or to register for GrowTeachKnox, visit

In addition to breakout sessions, attendees will also hear and learn from the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont and will have the opportunity to network with other environmental and education professionals. 

GrowTeachKnox is a collaboration between: CAC Beardsley Community Farm, Knox County Health Department, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, the UT Grow Lab, HVES Learning Garden, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, Great Schools Partnership, and UT Recycling.


See below for a list break out sessions:

Finding Funding and Resources
Dr. Tanna Nicely, South Knoxville Elementary School

Unconventional Gardening
Don Fike, Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

Horticultural Therapy

Derrick Stowell, Education and Horticultural Therapy Program at UT Gardens 

Linking Standards to the Outdoors
Examples from local educators/brainstorming session

For more information, visit or contact Amber Ford at or 865.215.5819.