SFC News & Happenings
Summer fun at Sustainable Future Center - Rockin' out and gardening!
Upcoming Events & Classes
Tuesday 9 - 11am
Shopping local is so important for our community, economy, farmers, and your health!
As Sustainable Future Center expands it's vision of building an engaged community and a sustainable future for the city of Knoxville, we have launched our Farm To Table Sale!
Freshly picked greens, garlic, small bundles of herbs: thyme, rosemary, oregano, greens, sage, microgreens, turmeric, eggs and more!
ALL ORGANIC. Turmeric and eggs from our community partners.
Please bring your own bags to REDUCE WASTE. Thank you! Questions? Contact Nicole Fey, Events Coordinator at
July 5th 9am-12pm
This months focus:
We will again have this month's meeting on a Zoom call as well as in person. Since we can gather in groups up to 10 people, we have 10 spots open to come to the garden in person.
This event starts at 10am for both in-person and Zoom. Click here for Zoom details. Zoom call will end at 11am. In-person, we will do some gardening from 11am - 12pm! (social-distancing applies)
FREE OR BY DONATION
Saturdays 9am - 11pm
Is your teen home and bored? Invite them to be part of our Teen Volunteer Group where they can learn about gardening while working on outdoor projects such as:
Community Garden: planting, harvesting, weeding, watering, upkeep of beds, et.
Clearing the fence line of weeds (a great workout!)
Maintaining the chicken coop
Accumulate hours towards the Tennessee Promise and The Hope Scholarship programs!
Your first Saturday will be orientation and parents have to sign waivers for the teens. Come once, once in a while or every week!
Contact Nicole at or Brittany at for register.
Saturday, June 27th 2 - 4pm
Saturdays 9am - 12pm & Tuesdays 8am - 11am
New and returning volunteers are welcome!
Please note: Volunteering is not limited to just these days and hours! But those hours are open, without appointment, to show up and get involved.
Click here to read more about volunteering at Sustainable Future Center or contact Brittany at
Recipe of the Month
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 24 hours, unattended
Yield: 6-8 servings
1 lb fresh ginger root
Juice of 2 limes
3 pints water
maple syrup or agave nectar to taste
1. Thinly peel the fresh ginger, grate and mix with water in a large saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Cover the pan, turn off the heat and let sit for 24 hours.
3. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve.
4. Add the lime juice and maple syrup or agave, stir until dissolved. Serve chilled.
Ginger is great for the digestion!