Join us as we explore the magic and novelty of our lives while tasting wines, meads, elixirs, and other oddities from cellar, cave and apothecary, made with fruits and herbs growing in edible landscapes, gardens, vineyard, and forest.
Additional activities on this day of fun will include:
Ø At 3:00: A tour of SVI, including the hand-crafted solar powered structures and permaculture gardens
Ø Artistic and Musical Entertainment
Ø Snacks and Outdoor Activities for kids!
Allow 30 minutes to hike from the parking area to Moonshadow along a beautiful Nature Trail. You may come early for hiking the trails and Arboretum– bring a lunch or snacks to eat at our picnic areas. See below for more information on the trails. Dress warmly for the outdoors and be ready for adventure!
This is an annual FUNdraising event for SVI. A tax-deductible minimum donation of $25 per person/$40 per family is requested. Credit cards, Paypal and cash are accepted. All proceeds will be used for our non-profit educational programs. Work trade may be arranged in advance.
We encourage folks to spend the night. If you choose to do so, bring a tent, flashlight and bedding. Sunday brunch will be provided. Please leave your pets at home.
SVI is 45 minutes from Chattanooga, at 1233 Cartwright Loop, Whitwell, TN 37397
Register at 423-949-5922/4598 or
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The Sequatchie Valley Institute is a a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization promoting education and research in sustainable green living, ecology, and art. We offer opportunities to experience and learn about living in harmony with nature by providing:
- tours for kids, scouts, and adults: permaculture gardens, nature trails, and arboretum with 100 named trees, and solar hand-crafted homes
- workshops and programs emphasizing healthy, natural, and sustainable living
- education, research, and art programming
- three hundred acres of forest with trails, protected forever by the Land Trust for Tennessee
- a tree-top retreat center available for meetings, weddings, and other events
- Liquidambar Art Gallery presenting fine art by local artists, hiking and picnicking