Calendar of Events

Our Calendar of Upcoming Events: check here for information on workshops, work days, fundraisers and other fun experiences!

Mountain Marsala: Appalachian Curry Dinner
Saturday Nov. 5th 4-8pm
@ CityFarm on Commerce St across from Founders Park
A community fundraiser to support local farm and local food for all!
For more details, visit the ARC&D website.

Community Day at the Food Forest
Thursday Oct. 27th 5-8pm
Mountain Home Food Forest, 500 Wilson Ave. Johnson City
Community potluck with fun Halloween activities for all ages.

Planting Day @ Mountain Home Food Forest
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Planting Day @ Mountain Home Food Forest | Johnson City | Tennessee | United States

Fruit and nut tree planting!  All ages are encouraged to join.  We’ll provide extra tools, but feel free to bring your own gloves and a shovel, if you have them.

Learn about different edible plants and how to properly plant them so they will live a long, healthy life!

Seed Exchange @ Willow Tree Coffeehouse
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Seed Exchange @ Willow Tree Coffeehouse

Bring your saved seeds or unused seed packets from 2014 and exchange them for new varieties with other community members!  Build It Up will also be on hand giving away seeds from our seed library, with no exchange necessary.  Make sure that the seeds you bring are open pollinated, non-hybrid and not treated with any chemicals.  Treated seed is usually a strange color (like pink or bright green) so you can tell if your purchased seed is treated or not.

Come meet and greet with other East TN gardeners and seed savers!

No refreshments provided, but we encourage you to support the locally owned Willow Tree Coffeehouse with a purchase of coffee or cookies!

Get the Scoop on Soil Health @ Jonesborough Farm Bureau
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Get the Scoop on Soil Health @ Jonesborough Farm Bureau | Jonesborough | Tennessee | United States

Many folks love to garden, but hate the back-breaking work of tilling the soil every spring.  The latest science about soil health says that tilling is actually bad for soil structure and fertility.  Save yourself and your garden the effort by learning what you can do in the fall to ensure that your garden can switch to no-till growing by the spring.   Build It Up is hosting a Healthy Soils Workshop on August 27 that will feature Mike Hubbs of the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts.  Mr. Hubbs has worked for decades educating farmers and gardeners about no-till farming and grazing methods, cover crops, and other ways to build and maintain healthy soil.

The workshop is free and open to the public.  Anyone interested in learning the basics of soil health and no-till methodology for their garden or small farm is welcome to attend.


Thursday August 27th @ 6pm
Jonesborough Farm Bureau Building
1103 Boones Creek Rd. Jonesborough, TN