Magic Moments Newsletter: April 2018

Magic Moments Newsletter: April 2018

Apr 1, 2018


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Soak up the April showers.

April in Tennessee is simply stunning! As spring comes to life, beauty abounds across our state. We want to see your favorite springtime blooms.

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April Showers bring Rain Gardens podcast
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April showers may bring May flowers, but what do you do if urban sprawl takes away your blooms? Rain gardens are a solution to a problem created by modern life. At the University of Tennessee the department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences paired up with facility services to find unused patches of dirt among concrete and have created several rain gardens on campus to capture water runoff and improve campus aesthetics. However, rain gardens are a solution that can be incorporated just about anywhere. Listen now.

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April 2018 Events in TN

April: Dogwood Arts Festival
April 7: Moss Mountain Farm Poultry Workshop
April 13, 20, & 21: Annual Sheep Shearing Days
April 21-28: World's Biggest Fish Fry
April 27: UT Gardens Gala
April 28-29: National Cornbread Festival

Agriculture making headlines

Can't we all just get along? Soups, salads and sandwiches are meant to be together. Springtime fresh leeks, greens and herbs pair with just about everything. The suggestions in this story are designed to bring together some old standbys, seasonal stars and a few new culinary friends. Read More »

Have an opinion about the beauty or utility of the state's greenery? Researchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture are accepting nominations to help determine a list of the ten plants that have had the greatest impact on Tennessee. Read More »

Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton is encouraging Tennesseans with apiaries and commercially grown crops sensitive to pesticides to register their locations using the online program, FieldWatch, Inc. Read More »

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