Jessi was born and raised on Seven Spring’s land. Her German grandmother, Oma, who first found the land, taught her courage to jump across the stream. It wasn’t long before she jumped abroad and founded Global Just Designs, a fair- trade clothing business dedicated to improving the lives of Maya women in Guatemala. Meanwhile, Zach had been living in Guatemala for years working at the University and founding an NGO based on creativity. The two finally crossed paths in 2014. They soon co-founded the international yoga school Kula Collective in 2015 and continue to dream up ways to express their passions for holistic learning in Seven Springs.
Herman's mother, Oma, brought him from Germany to Maryville to live with his stepfather at the tender age of 9. His story of adaptation to East Tennessee culture is an example of building community. His mother bought the land where Seven Springs now resides in 1977. Soon after, Herman met Mary, and together they studied agriculture, plant sciences, animal husbandry, and forestry at University of Tennessee, melding select principles with those from the "back to the land movement" on their new land. Over the years, Herman and Mary have worked together in pipefitting, welding, and owned a landscape and greenhouse business for twenty years. Most recently, Mary worked for the US Forest Service in forestry and ecology. They are both happily retired now sharing their gifts and experience with Seven Springs.
912 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37801
Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar. Vegan & gluten-free friendly.
Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise
501 N Cusick St, Maryville, TN 37804
Roadside place with a drive-thru window & outdoor tables for Jamaican specialties.
1811 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801
Traditional Indian food with vegetarian options.
429 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801
Acai Bowls, Pitaya Bowls, Green Bowls, Smoothies & made-to-order Chopped Salads & Wraps. Gluten & Dairy free options.
606 High St, Maryville, TN 37804
High-end American and Southern dine-in cuisine.
The Gallery Shopping Center, 7240 Kingston Pike #172, Knoxville, TN 37919
Hip American cafe-bakery serving light, hearty & vegetarian fare including pizza with beer & wine.
Good Golly Tamale
112 S Central St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Warm, casual joint offering a range of tamales stuffed with veggie & meat options.
Full Service BBQ
113 S Washington St, Maryville, TN 37804
BBQ, brisket, sweet tea & more are doled out at an old gas station with drive-thru & picnic tables.
Vienna Coffee Company, LLC.
212 College St B, Maryville, TN 37804
Coffee, soup & salads, vegan options & outdoor back patio.
Southland Books & Cafe
1505 E Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37804
Coffee, drink specials, soups & salads. Vegan options.
The Abbey at the Heartland Chapel
7765 River Rd, Townsend, TN 37882
Local craft beer, small bites & vegetarian options.
1 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
Southern comfort food with a creative twist, plus craft beers & cocktails.
Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bakeshop
131 E Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37804
Sandwiches, baked pies, and dessert pies. Everything homemade that day.