ECO Garden

We want kids to eat their veggies! Funded by the TN Dept. of Health "Project Diabetes", located at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum, and staffed by UT Human Dimensions Research Lab.

Our mission is to promote and support opportunities that encourage children to engage with and experience the outdoors. Youth have the opportunity to engage in hands-on gardening activities. Edible gardening is a great way for students to achieve physical activity while learning about fruits and vegetables. Gardening labs meet state curriculum standards.

The "Every Child Outdoors" Youth Vegetable Garden and Garden Labs are funded by the Tennessee Department of Health "Project Diabetes" and staffed by the University of Tennessee Department of Forestry's Human Dimensions Research Lab.

In addition to ECO Gardens located in Paris, TN and Nashville, TN, this page represents the ECO Youth Vegetable Gardening program in Knoxville, TN. We're located at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum as a part of their "Outdoor Exploration Classroom".