Improve the ‘Fruits” of your labor at the educational field

Improve the ‘Fruits” of your labor at the educational field

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 9:29 am

 As the weather heats up, the time spent working in your yard will add up, and you certainly don’t want your efforts going to waste. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your outdoor space, visit the University of Tennessee’s Fruits of the Backyard Field Day on June 14.
Held at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill, this free event will provide visitors with tips on modern garden design, steps to growing healthy plants, and even demonstrations on edible landscaping! Whether your yard is big or small, rural or urban, you will learn useful strategies to make your outdoor space more productive and enjoyable.
Fruits of the Backyard will offer three formal presentations, led by UT experts, which will each be followed by question and answer sessions. When you’re not attending the informative presentations, you can tour the trade show, check out several educational displays or take a stroll through the fruit orchards. You’ll also want to take time to visit with local farmers who will be on hand to share their experiences and answer questions about production and product marketing.
Fruits of the Backyard gets started at 8:30 a.m. on June 14. The program ends at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the web site, or call (931) 486-2129.
The Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is located on Highway 31, just minutes south of Nashville. Take exit 53 from I-65 and follow the signs to Columbia. The Research and Education Center is on the east side of Hwy. 31.
The Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 research facilities operated by the UT Institute of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research programs, UTIA also provides instruction research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

wcp 4/28/11


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