DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE - A prominent Knoxville business owner is bringing Urban Gardening to downtown Knoxville.
Randy Boyd, who is Tennessee's Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, and his wife Jenny are working with Abbey Fields Farm to create a community garden in Knoxville's Old City area.
The Old City Gardens will offer thirty 4x25 foot spaces for residents to grow their own vegetables or flowers. The spots will be available for an annual $100 subscription fee.
Randy and Jenny Boyd donated the land for the project, which they said is inspired by Urban Gardens around the country.
Abbey Fields Farm will provide land upkeep and general maintenance for the gardens. The site, located at 300 Depot Avenue, will be operated by Brenna Wright and farm manager Daniel Aisenbrey.
It will also offer a "farm share" program for those who want to support the project and buy produce, but don't have the time to grow their own.
Old City Gardens is scheduled to open mid-Spring 2016. Anyone interested in renting a space or finding out more can contact Brenna through the Abbey Fields Farm website.