Warren County Extension Service Office


2016 Mississippi Master Gardener State Conference

Golden Nugget Casino & Hotel • Biloxi, MS

May 1 - 4, 2016

Check in May 1 - 4:00 p.m.

Monthly Meeting

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

May 17, 2016

Quick Bites 

Noon  - 1:00 p.m.

Spend your Lunch with us every Thursday

Touch of Pink Deciduous Native Azalea

Joelyn James, MG

​​What are Master Gardeners?


Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who have been trained by

Land Grant Agriculture Universities to assist with providing 
information about home gardening. Mississippi State University Extension Service is the branch of MSU that offers the Master Gardener program in the state and is responsible for training and coordinating Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners receive 40 hours of instruction in the basics of home gardening. Topics of study include soil, botany, entomology, plant pathology, pest control and plant propagation. 

Specific gardening “crops” studied are turf grasses, fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals such as flowers, shrubs, and ground cover plants.


In exchange for 40-plus hours of educational training, individuals are required to return 40 hours of volunteer service within 1 year of their training.

After the first year, volunteers are required to return 20 hours of volunteer service and attend 12 hours of educational training to remain certified as Master Gardeners.  Currently there are 56 Master Gardeners in Warren County. 

​​Vicksburg, Mississippi

Warren County Master Gardeners

​​​Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!               Sitting Bull


Thank you for voting for the

Vicksburg National Military Park Heritage Demonstration Garden in the Seeds of Change Grant Program


Gale Waites, MG