Organic Gardening at Nolichuckey Bluffs
Enjoy the Natural Habitat & Organic Garden
One of the beauties of Nolichuckey Bluffs is that it is surrounded by pristine woods and mountains, and this makes it a wonderful place to enjoy nature. The property itself has a heart-shaped English garden, apple orchard, and berry patch with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries, all located a short walk from your cabin.
Harvest at the Bluffs provides a ready supply of organic vegetables grown in a large cold-frame, and provides guests with the opportunity to learn more about farm-to-table gardening and the importance of sustainable agriculture today. If you chose to, you can help plant, weed, or harvest seasonal crops.
We also have an earthen oven where you can bake pizza, or artisan breads topped with fresh herbs from our garden.
At the gristmill, is an unexpected nature preserve where native East Tennessee plants have been identified with their common and scientific name. Many of these plants are a part of an untouched eco-system and are no longer found in the developed areas of Greene County. http://www.tva.gov/river/landandshore/stabilization/plantsearch.htm
The Picnic Pavilion is situated right next to the Nolichuckey Bluffs playground which includes a miniature playhouse, slide, swings, and a real fire-engine. At the Picnic Pavilion you will find a fire pit which serves as the gathering place on a cool evening. We assure you, hot dogs and s’mores never taste better than by the campfire at Nolichuckey Bluffs.
Nolichuckey Bluffs is a member of the Appalachian Quilt Trail Trail http://www.quilttrail.org. Pat Sadler’s great grandmother started a crazy quilt back in the early 1880’s that is on display at Gramma’s Cupboard. An 8x8 painting of a portion of the quilt is located atop the picnic pavilion. You can find many of these quilts throughout Greene County and it’s a wonderful tour of the farms and homes in East Tennessee.