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Vols Grow: Seed to Table Summer Program

REGISTER FOR THE SEED PROGRAM HERE

End Hunger/FEED Change is implementing a program this summer to raise awareness of food insecurity through a student grow-along and a series of webinars that are open to any student, faculty, staff, or community member.

Any student can sign up for seeds which they can grow on their own, in a container if they do not have access to a garden plot. We will send seed packets out on a first come, first served basis.

Students can opt-in to a competitive track where they will compete with other students to see who can first succeed in growing their seeds to harvest. Successful growers will get recognition in an end-of-program webinar and on the End Hunger/FEED Change website.

If students do not wish to compete, they are still able to participate in the grow-only track. We even have flower seeds available if anyone does not wish to try their hand at vegetables.

The University Libraries Seed Library and the Grow Lab have donated all seeds.

The webinars and videos will be conducted by faculty, staff, students, and community partners. The webinars, which are open to anyone – student, faculty, staff, or community member – who is interested, will be available after air date on the website. These videos will provide information on the process of food production from seed to table and will show:

  • how to grow and care for plants
  • provide a better understanding of food systems and food insecurity
  • show where there are resources for those who are food insecure
  • teach how people can help reduce food insecurity
  • help with balancing nutrition, recipe planning, and shopping
  • provide cooking demonstrations

Dial-In Information

The webinar on how to grow your seeds is scheduled for June 15th at 1pm.

Webinar registration information to follow, please check back.

Monday, June 8

Virtual Event
Event Type

Service & Outreach, Social Events

Topic

Health & Wellness, Student Life & Traditions, Sustainability

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public

Website

https://endhunger.utk.edu/summer-prog...

Department
University Libraries, Center for Global Engagement, Office of Sustainability
Hashtag

#UTKGlobal

Contact Name

Daisy Shen

Contact Email

jshen19@utk.edu

Contact Phone

865-974-5753

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