Fruits of the Backyard Field Day Scheduled for June 15

UT AgResearch and Extension Offers In-Person Event in Middle Tennessee

SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Do you want to grow your own blueberries or blackberries, but you’re not sure how to get started? Or maybe you want some advice to enhance your efforts? Learn more at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Fruits of the Backyard Field Day on June 15 at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill. Session topics will include selection of types and cultivars, site preparation and planting as well as management with cover crops and support systems.

Attendees should note that physical distancing and other arrangements will be in place to help ensure a safe environment for all participants.

Fruits of the Backyard presenters will be David Lockwood, UT Extension fruit and nut specialist, and Natalie Bumgarner, UT Extension consumer horticulture specialist. Their presentations will provide useful tips for growing your own produce, with a focus on blueberries and blackberries.

This event is free and open to the public. The blueberry session will begin at 8 a.m. Central time. After a ten-minute break, the blackberry session will begin at 8:55 a.m. This field day will conclude at 11 a.m.

The Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill is located at 1000 Main Entrance Drive in Spring Hill, Tennessee. It is accessible from Interstate 65. More information, including detailed directions, can be found at the Center’s website. To request an accommodation for accessibility, contact the Center at 931-486-2129.

Visit the UTIA Field Days website for more details about all 2021 events. You can also contact your local county UT Extension office.

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Media Contact

Kevin Thompson

Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill

931-486-2129