Magic Moments Newsletter: March 2018

Magic Moments Newsletter: March 2018

Mar 1, 2018



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March confidently into spring.

Soak up the sunny afternoons that lull you into a false sense of summer, but be thankful for the cool days and soaking rain that yield colorful flowers and a delicious harvest. A Tennessee spring is anything but calm or predictable. However, there is beauty in the chaos.

What is your favorite part of a Tennessee spring? Share with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #tnmagicmoments.

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Lost Weekend Farms podcast
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Getting lost isn’t always a bad thing. Just ask Paul and Elizabeth Lassiter of Lost Weekend Farms in Madison, Tennessee. They’ve been getting “lost” in their backyard garden for nearly two decades. Their weekend hobby has now bloomed into a full-time career. In this podcast episode they sit down with Samantha Jean from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to discuss the importance of community supported agriculture and community farmers markets. Listen now.

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March 2018 Events in TN

March 1-4: 30th Annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show
March 2-4: Cumberland Home & Garden Show
March 15, 21: Food for Profit Workshops
March 24: Wild Bird Eggstravaganza
March 23-24: Memphis Area Gardeners Spring Fling

Agriculture making headlines

Though he grew up in the rural community of Lawrenceburg, Matt Niswander was anything but a country boy. He was only looking for spending money when he took a summer job at a local farm as a teenager. His experience planted the seeds that would one day turn this city boy into a cattleman. Read More »

It isn’t often that researchers have the luxury to examine data from a long-term research project. While most research projects last from three to five years, scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently published a study that covered a 29-year period to find the benefits of cover crops on no-till cotton fields. Read More »

Careful planning may be the key to reaching goals for healthier living. Research shows that people who tell others about their health goals with an official date to begin are more likely to succeed. Setting a start date provides time to anticipate and prepare for stumbling blocks. Read More »

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