SFC News & Happenings

September 2020


Earth's bounty at The SFC Farm To Table Sale!

Upcoming Events & Classes

Saturday, September 5th  9am - 1pm

Shop and/or vend!

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SoKno Community Garage Sale: Sept. 5th 9am – 1pm

Entry is free! No registration required. Please park at the Girls & Boys club at 522 Maryville Pike, adjacent to the Sustainable Future Center. 

Cost to vend your own table: $5
Must be a SoKNoArea resident.
Set up time: 8:30am

You are limited to (1) 8 foot table, and (1) 10 x 10 pop-up (provided by you).

After you set up your table, please move your car to the Girls & Boys club at 522 Maryville Pike, adjacent to the Sustainable Future Center.



Questions? Contact Nicole at info@sfcknox.org

Sunday, September 6th  10am-11am (on Zoom)

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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.  


Register here

It's here! Our annual tour!

SFC Permaculture Tour

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Sustainable Future Center holds an annual Permaculture Tour, featuring garden and permaculture projects in our area, meant to inspire, catalyze and invigorate you in your permaculture journey.

Here's a list of the sites on tour:

  • Sustainable Future Center

  • James Artman, Permaculture Developer

  • Luke Moore, organic farmer

  • Owen Tharp, home permaculture site

  • Carol Montgomery, home permaculture site

How does it work?
You come to the Sustainable Future Center first between 9am - 3pm, start your tour at our site and then you'll sign up for the other site tours at our front desk. We will give you a health screening and a band at SFC, that you will need in order to visit the other sites. Then you're off! Most sites are within 15 minutes of us. (you will be driving yourself to the other sites)

You must check in at Sustainable Future Center by 3pm and the last tour ends at 6pm. (some sites end by 2pm, so come early if you can!)

This is your chance to see permaculture sites in different stages of development, observe and ask questions.

First on the tour is the Sustainable Future Center where we will showcase our burgeoning practice of permaculture design. View the sites, systems, and regenerative practices put in place in the five years since the center's inception.

Meet some of the people who farm, garden, teach, and create at the Sustainable Future Center, as well as connect with your permaculture/farming community.


Teen Volunteer Group

Saturdays 9am - 12:00pm

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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!)
Sifting dirt
Maintaining the chicken coop
Building hugelkultur
Creek clean-up
and more!

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 info@sfcknox.org or Brittany at volunteer@sfcknox.org for register.

Work Days at SFC

Tuesdays & Saturdays 9am - 12pm

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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 volunteer@sfcknox.org

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Join Us

Are you passionate about your vision for sustaining our planet?

Community Garden

Looking for our Garden Committee!

Are you an avid gardener looking to get more involved in  community gardening activities?

Are you a permie wanting to express your creativity?

Do you have a knack for planning out gardens and/or are you action-oriented to implement a gardening plan?

If "YES" then we would like you to join our GARDEN COMMITTEE!

Contact Brittany, Garden Manager at volunteer@sfcknox.org

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