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In this week-long camp, young explorers will learn skills to become a Garden Master Chef. Participants will spend four days learning essentials of eating the garden from harvest to a final three course meal preparation and service competition. Skills to be learned will include: identifying edibles in the kitchen garden, harvest, cleanliness/food safety, kitchen safety, food storage, the food groups/nutrition, staples for a useful pantry, integrating fresh raw foods into every meal, food preparation, cutting and chopping techniques, and service! We will also have special guest cooks, chefs, and restauranteurs from around Knoxville! Join us for this tasty culinary adventure in the garden!
Cost: $115/members, $135/nonmembers
**Please review our cancellation policy before registering**
If you have food allergies, this is an opportunity to attend a food allergy friendly camp at the UT Gardens. We will spend time learning about plants, exploring the gardens and making new friends. This camp also gives campers a chance to learn about living with food allergies. Campers with and without food allergies are invited to attend.
Ages 6-12 (Children under 6 may attend with a parent)Cost: Free
In this day camp we will learn all about different species of butterflies, the life cycle of butterflies, and the interdependence of butterflies and host plants. We will learn how to identify specific species, how to sketch and color illustrations of them, and hunt for them in around the gardens. We will also learn the essential elements to create and inviting habitat for butterflies in your garden. To help get your butterfly garden started we will sow seeds and propagate plants for you to take home and grow together!
Cost: $25/members, $30/nonmembers
This day camp will be all about eating in the outdoors! We’ll explore the gardens learning how gardens fit into the food web, different ways to grow food, harvest it, and how to forage for food as well! We’ll learn to plant, collect, clean, and a prepare snacks and recipes from the garden. Participants will transplant veggie seedlings to take home to grow!
Ages 4-12 and a grandparent
Let your imagination run wild in this earth focused fairy and gnome adventure camp. Fairies are a great source of inspiration for children to connect with the natural environment. We will let nature be our guide as we build a magical fairy village in the children’s garden, make pinecone fairies, wind streamers, stick mobiles, a kid size stick fort and fresh from the garden snacks and herbal teas.