Mississippi Master Gardener
20th Annual State Conference
Celebrating Mississippi Gardens
May 3-5, 2017
Eagle Ridge Conference Center
Hosted by SW district
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Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone.
- Roy R. Gilson
What is a 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 M.S.U. 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 grass, fruits, vegetables and ornamentals such as flowers, shrubs and ground cover plants.
New Master Gardeners agree to provide a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer educational efforts within the first year after training. After that, Master Gardeners work a minimum of 20 hours annually to maintain their status as a Master Gardener. The average tenure of a Master Gardener
volunteer in Mississippi is four years.
Currently there are 60 Master Gardeners in Warren County. Statewide, there are about 1,050 Master Gardeners in 58 participating counties.
Warren County Extension Service Office
2017 Southwest District
Master Gardener Spring Meeting
“Celebrating 200 Years of
Mississippi Gardening and Hospitality”
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Pike County Fairgrounds Eva Gordon Building
3134 Wardlaw Road ● McComb, Mississippi
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Spend your Lunch with us on Thursdays
Gale Waites, MG
Joelyn James, MG