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Exciting Announcement about NCYGS 2023!

We are excited to announce that the AHS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, July 12-15, 2023! NCYGS is an annual professional development conference for garden educators who inspire today’s youth to become tomorrow’s gardeners. Registration and additional details will be available early next year.



  • The soft drink Mountain Dew had its beginnings with Hartman Beverages in Knoxville in the late 1940’s.
  • Knoxville Zoo is the Red Panda Capital of the world, having the greatest success in breeding and survival of baby Red Pandas.
  • During the 1991 bicentennial celebration of Knoxville, lighting totaling 455,000 was added to Henley Bridge.
  • Actor/Director Quentin Tarantino (“Pulp Fiction”) was born in Knoxville.
  • Country singer Kenny Chesney grew up in Knoxville.