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VEGGIE - Veterans Experiencing Growth through Garden Interactive Experiences - is a 5-week-long horticulture therapy program for veterans. A promising new area of treatment for veterans is horticultural therapy. Horticultural therapy is the engagement of horticultural activities by a trained therapist to achieve treatment goals. Studies show that horticultural therapy can reduce stress, improve mood and help with other invisible wounds incurred from service. During our 5-week pilot program, we will learn the basics of gardening while reducing stress and improving moods!
This program is by invitation online. If you are a veteran and are interested in this program, contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class will explore natural dyes made from plants. Participants will get an opportunity to practice the skill and art of dying natural fibers and learn a little about cultivating plants that produce dyes so you can grow and dye at home.
Instructor: Beth Willis, UT Gardens Volunteer and Membership Coordinator
Cost: $25/Garden members, $35/nonmembers
** Please refer to our cancellation policy prior to registering.**
Join us for a relaxing evening of wine and painting in UT Gardens. This class is geared towards beginners ready to delve into their creative side. Follow along with UT Gardens educator and accomplished artist David Pease to create your very own masterpiece. All painting supplies and wine will be provided. Ages 21 and up.
Cost: $30/Garden members, $40/nonmembers
The Fall Landscape: the best trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals for the autumn season.
Instructor: Dr. Sue Hamilton, UT Gardens Director
Tuesday evenings starting August 29.
Let autumn be one of the most exciting and beautiful times in your landscape. With careful plant selection and planning your landscape can be a blaze of color and drama creating a 'feast for your eyes' that everyone will enjoy. In addition to learning details about choice plants and cultivars, tips on garden design, companion planting, and gardening will be provided. 8 weeks. Tuesday nights. 6:00-8:30. SGH location. Limited to 15 students.
Cost: $180.00 for members, $220.00 for nonmembers. Save $5 by joining the UT Gardens for $35.
TN AgrAbility Project/UT Gardens Veterans' Horticultural Therapy Workshop
This 6-hour workshop is designed for current military personnel and veterans. Research shows that exposure to nature and gardening has been shown to improve mental health outcomes for veterans. This workshop will explore the following:
1. Career options for veterans and opportunities to learn about how TN AgrAbility Project can assist veterans.
2. Hands-on gardening/horticulture activities that can help assist veterans when starting a career in horticulture/agriculture.
3. Opportunities to network with other veterans with similar interests.
If you are current military personnel or a veteran and are interested in this program, contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or email@example.com.
Whether you call it a vivarium a paludarium, a terrarium or a dish garden, most of us agree that growing your own miniature jungle is rewarding and fun. Come create your very own indoor garden to take home. Containers and plants provided.
Instructor: Derrick Stowell, HGTV – UT Gardens Education Director
Cost: $35/Garden members, $45/nonmembers
This workshop will help you get in the Holiday mood by teaching you how to create a wreath from natural materials. Decorate your home and enjoy the smells of the season with gorgeous freshly cut greenery. Instructor: Derrick Stowell, HGTV – UT Gardens Education Director
Cost: $25/members, $35/nonmembers