Classes in the Garden

In-person classes start March 12th.  See the schedule and class descriptions below.  All classes will be held at the UT Gardens - Crossville except as noted in the class description

To register for a class please use the registration link


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       Jennifer Burns    


Strawbale Gardening and Composting

Saturday, May 14 9:00 – 12:00

Straw bales make a great growing medium when properly prepared. Create an instant raised bed to grow herbs and vegetables, and ornamental plants. You'll have control over where you grow your garden...sun, shade, hillside, or on top of hard surfaces. Also, learn the basics of composting to repurpose materials to create awesome soil. Taught by Master Gardener, Vicki May. 


Plant Propagation 

Thursday, May 19  1:00 – 3:00 

Learn the fundamentals of propagation-growing plants from those you already have-hands on practice and information on perennials and annuals.  Taught by Master Gardener Jewell Wilhoite.


Rock Painting for Kids (must be accompanied by an adult) 

Saturday June 11  10:00 – 12:00 

Learn how to paint inspired art on a rock.  Paint a rock to give as a gift or to decorate your garden.  Wear something you don’t mind getting paint on.  We will be painting with acrylic.  Taught by Master Gardener Rhoda Hiller.

“Thursday Morning Timely Topics”. 

For several weeks in 2021, Gregg Upchurch hosted a Zoom session where he addressed current horticultural / landscape topics to assist homeowners with their landscape, lawns, gardens and orchards. 

Most of those Zoom sessions were recorded and can now be viewed on YouTube.  Click on the button below to go to that YouTube channel.