About Sustainable Future Center

Vision: An engaged community, building a sustainable future for the city of Knoxville

Mission: Empower individuals and communities to improve health and resilience by fostering a

co-operative, self-reliant learning community using permaculture principles.


What We Do: 

Sustainable Future Center is a community hub for the sustainability movement in Knoxville. We provide

resources and space for people, organizations and projects to build sustainable systems, and energize, encourage and inspire community members to integrate sustainability and holistic principles into their lives.  Our approach is to empower the individual to be involved and take concrete steps today that will affect the sustainable future of our planet.

To this end, the Sustainable Future Center offers:

  • seasonal community garden 

  • meeting space

  • class room and workshop space

  • kitchen

  • library

  • demonstration site

for individuals, community organizations, and other non-profits to gather and share.


This allows us to actively address issues of poverty and environmental stewardship. Here, we envision a future where Knoxville works together towards a healthier, collaborative, and sustainable future.


Through our:

  • partnerships & outreach projects

  • events & workshops

  • training seminars

  • community garden & workday programs

  • permaculture design principles

we are positioned to be a foundation of the South Knoxville community and an indispensable resource for the entire East Tennessee region.