Hardin Valley Campus Garden
This 11-month production garden uses organic, permaculture-inspired gardening practices involving succession planting, intercropping, square-foot gardening methodology, and integrated pest management. Three-quarters of this garden’s yield supplements The Pellissippi Pantry. A student-designed and built toolshed and an Eagle Scout designed and built three-bin composting system are features of this garden. There are long-range plans to include a greenhouse for cultivating seedlings, a covered educational pavilion, and fruit-bearing bushes and trees.
The Hardin Valley Campus Garden already has several important garden friends from our college and local community. First, it is project launched by the college’s Service-Learning Program and its AmeriCorps VISTA initiative, particularly its award-winning 2014-15 Good Food For All! project. It is also a Core Project of UTK Extension’s Knox County Master Gardeners Program where their interns can volunteer and learn more about organic gardening. We are grateful for additional support of Pellissippi State’s Sustainable Campus Initiative and for our garden friend, The Center for Urban Agriculture at Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum.
To remain operational, this Garden relies 100% on monetary donations. You can donate to this project here: https://giving.pstcc.edu