Build It Up East TN


Late June: What to Plant Now

While we just marked the Summer Solstice, it’s been scorching hot and extremely humid for weeks now in East TN.  Summer temps are usually with us by mid-May, so we are well into our summer growing season.  This means that many of the plants that you put in back in early May could be reaching […]

Zucchini plant

BIU Backyard Gardeners: Lisa Pattison

This is our first year with BIU, and the experience has been rewarding! My family has always experimented with backyard gardening, but over the decades and dozens of tomato plants and dreams of homegrown tomato bounty, we’ve yet to find a green thumb among us. This year, we decided to put more planning and education […]


Fall Is Here, Still We’re Sowing Seeds

Build It Up East TN— Still Planting Seed Build It Up’s work continues, even as the food-growing season slows. Our most recent grant from the Washington County Community Foundation has supported us in expanding and starting up new programming that we feel is important to growing a culture of local foods literacy and commitment— to buying […]