Published: May 8, 2021


THOSE INTERESTED IN GROWING THEIR OWN BLUEBERRIES OR BLACKBERRIES, BUT NOT SURE HOW TO GET STARTED CAN LEARN MORE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE'S ANNUAL FRUITS OF THE BACKYARD FIELD DAY ON JUNE 15TH AT THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE AG RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER LOCATED IN 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. 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.