Lots to do in the Urban Wilderness; more

Sandra ClarkSouth Knox

Take a little downtime at Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Visit Knoxville says it’s closer than you think.

“Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness is a spectacular outdoor adventure area where you can hike, bike, climb, paddle or just wander in the woods – all within the heart of the city. Over 50 miles of trails and greenways connect you to a beautiful nature center, pristine lakes, historic sites, dramatic quarries, adventure playgrounds, five city parks, and a 500-acre wildlife area. There’s an adventure for everyone!”

Check this link for amazing photos, maps, info on trail conditions and fishing holes. And there’s more – trail running and mountain biking, rock climbing (on real rocks), and a string of Civil War battlefields. Don’t let our visitors know more about this community asset than you do.

The Urban Wilderness was envisioned and developed by Legacy Parks Foundation and it is now managed by the city of Knoxville.

Pellissippi State Community College students and staff took part in the January 16 MLK March in Blount County.

What’s Poppin’ at Stanley’s

Knox-area seed gatherers! Join us at Stanley’s on Saturday, January 28, for a seed exchange. Bring your seeds – with the type of seed identified on the package as well as the approximate date you collected the seed, if you have that information – and exchange them for seeds gathered by other gardeners to grow and increase the diversity of the plants in your garden.

Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We will have tables set up and you can see what treasures your fellow gardeners have brought in. This seed exchange is free and open to the general public with no registration required.

Stanley’s Greenhouse is a family-owned South Knoxville business at 3029 Davenport Rd. Info: 865-573-9591.

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