Special Growers

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about who we are

Special Growers is a program of Special Opps, Inc, a 501c3 Tennessee Corporation with the mission of “providing job training and employment opportunities to disabled adults in Blount County ''.

In 2010, a few parents of special needs young adults were hit with a question, “What’s next for my child after high school graduation?” Unfortunately, the answer was, “there really isn’t much.”
Therefore, Special Growers was launched with the support of many community partners and individuals to provide a safe and inclusive work environment for our disabled staff to learn job skills, gain confidence, and prepare for their future careers.

Thank You

community partners

We greatly appreciate our Community Partners for their contributions of time, materials, knowledge, and financial resources supporting the Special Growers program. Through their generosity we are providing job opportunities for disabled adults in Blount County.
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Learn about our job training, summer work, and school work study programs.

attend an event

Support Special Growers by attending one of our events. Check out our calendar!


See our latest products and offerings from fresh flowers and plants to branded goods and birdhouses.

get involved

Share your talents with us! Learn more about employment or volunteer opportunities.

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zach's birdhouse inc.

Quality handmade birdhouses from the workshop of Zach McMurray, longtime staff member of Special Growers. Birdhouses are made for bluebirds, wrens and other small birds and come with hardware for hanging them up already fastened with easy-opening doors so owners can clean them after the houseguest leaves the nest. Choose from several different pre-made deluxe birdhouse designs and select bird feeders or order a custom birdhouse. Whatever the design, Zach’s Birdhouses Inc. has a team of artists ready to paint your dream birdhouse.
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