November Loving Spoonful Fundraisers for The Muse Knoxville

Fundraisers for urban garden at children’s science museum in Chilhowee Park.

Join The Muse Knoxville and The Tomato Head each Tuesday in November as they host fundraisers that will add a new addition to the children’s science museum. “The funds raised throughout this month will be used to develop our on-site garden beds and the educational programs that will reconnect visitors with the natural world and the true source of their food,” said Ellie Kittrell, Executive Director of The Muse.

A portion of the proceeds from all food and drink sales generated during lunch and dinner at both Tomato Head locations goes directly to The Muse Knoxville.

“One of the focal points of the Loving Spoonful program is non-profits that work with kids,” said Scott Partin, Tomato Head co-owner. “When we looked at the energy and thoughtfulness going in to the redesign and growth of The Muse project we knew we wanted to be a part.”

With close to 4000 square feet, The Muse presents Knoxville’s only public access Planetarium, an exhibit for preschoolers to test motor skills and express themselves creatively as well as exhibits related to science, engineering, and design for older students.

“We are humbled that Tomato Head has selected The Muse as the November Loving Spoonful recipient and appreciate the commitment that Mahasti and Scott continue to provide to our organization,” said Ellie Kittrell.

For more information or interviews, please contact Ellie Kittrell, The Muse Knoxville Executive Director, at 865-594-1494 and, or Michael Kuczmarski, The Tomato Head’s Marketing Director, at and 865-850-2318.

About The Muse Knoxville

The Muse Knoxville is passionate about involving the community as a partner in the programs and services they provide families, which includes teaching kids valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education, and social studies, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility.

About The Tomato Head

Opened in 1990, The Tomato Head is committed to helping the community by supporting sustainable agriculture, giving to East Tennessee nonprofits, and recycling its packaging waste. Its charitable donation program, Loving Spoonful, is a partnership between East Tennessee nonprofits and the restaurant. It consists of a series of Tuesday fundraisers with a percentage of the proceeds raised going to our community partner of the month.

The Muse Knoxville Playground build