SFC News & Happenings

June 2020

As we wave good-bye to spring, it’s time to turn our thoughts to summer gardening and activities. As things begin to open back up, the importance of our gardens and the ability to grow our own food has hit home with many of us. Sustainable Future Center was started by David Bolt for just this reason; to help our community to live sustainably, be resourceful and take control of your own future wellbeing.


The SFC community garden is well on it’s way, exploding with floral color and delicious edibles. And there is still plenty to do! Daily, we are planting seedlings, cultivating new growth, clearing land, and building new garden features such as a hugelkultur bed.


We look forward to meeting you at a Garden Workday, an upcoming workshop or just come by for a visit and tour the center!


Upcoming Events & Classes

June 7  9am-12pm

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As you may know, the Stay-at-Home order is gradually being lifted starting May 1st. 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. Please register by emailing us at info@sfcknox.org by Saturday, June 6th to let us know you are coming.

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)

Work Days at SFC

Saturdays 9am - 12pm & Tuesdays 8am - 11am

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Saturdays 9am - 12pm and Tuesdays 8am - 11pm.

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 865-294-0154.

Garden Guru Q & A

Sunday June 14th  2 - 3pm

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Have all your questions answered by the experts! Hosted by Brittany Schultz, Garden Manager and David Bolt, Sustainable Future Center Founder. You can choose to meet on Zoom or in-person.

Click here for more details and Zoom Meeting link

Saturday, June 27th  2 - 4pm

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Get Creative! No container is too eccentric!

Examples of fun containers to bring:

•    Plastic milk crates

•    Boots

•    Pallets

•    Drawers

•    Teapots & big bowls

•    Bird cage

•    Garbage can

•    Most anything works!


Please bring 20 - 40 lbs of planting soil for your planter(s). We will supply plants, seeds, wood chips and organic fertilizer.

Good news! We will have this workshop on a Zoom call as well as in person. We have 8 spots open to come in person. Please register by emailing us at info@sfcknox.org by Friday, June 26th to let us know you are coming. Click here for more information and for Zoom Meeting details.


Permaculture Tour 2020

Sustainable Future Center and Thrive Lot are organizing a Knoxville Permaculture Sites Tour for Summer 2020!


This is an incredible opportunity for our community to introduce permaculture to the mainstream and increase awareness of the importance of permaculture principles.


We have five sites that have committed to being on the tour.  These projects are it different stages of development located in or near the Knoxville area.


If you are interested in attending the tour in this summer or want your project to be on the tour, please fill out this very short form.

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