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Legacy Parks Foundation announces Oak Ridge initiative

The Legacy Parks Foundation has announced a project to improve the outdoors in Oak Ridge with an eye toward creating what a press release calls a “natural assets plan.”The project will be a collaborative effort between the city of Oak Ridge and both Anderson and Roane counties, and the ultimate …

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UT Gardens’ April 2019 Plant of the Month: Iris

The blooms of the iris bring a rainbow of color to our landscape in the spring. This official cultivated flower of the State of Tennessee is popular across all the regions. Photo by A. Pulte, courtesy UTIA Submitted by Andy Pulte, UT Department of Plant Sciences In Greek mythology, Iris …

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Understanding What Makes Tennessee Whiskey Unique

UTIA Food Scientists Discover Clues to the Chemistry of Flavor ORLANDO, Fla.—The sugar maple tree yields autumn foliage, maple syrup and Tennessee whiskey. Wood from the tree is chopped into planks, stacked in piles and burned to form charcoal. Freshly distilled, un-aged whiskey is filtered over the charcoal in a …

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UT Plateau Discovery Gardens to Teach Teachers

Nature Explore Workshop on July 27 Will Help Educators Connect Children with Nature CROSSVILLE, Tenn. ― Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Plateau Discovery Gardens invite all educators to participate in Nature Explore workshops devoted to reconnecting children with nature. The Plateau Discovery Gardens are …

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