​​Vicksburg, Mississippi


Warren County Master Gardeners

'Buddy Calvin' Lily from Buddy Watts' collection in Hattiesburg, MS.

Michael  Logue - MG

"Answer July—
Where is the Bee—
Where is the Blush—
Where is the Hay?

Ah, said July—
Where is the Seed—
Where is the Bud—
Where is the May—
Answer Thee—Me—"
-  Emily Dickinson, Answer July 

Indian Summer Echinacea​

​Sandra Harrelson - 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 58 Master Gardeners in Warren County. 


Dahlias

 Joelyn James - MG

Warren County Extension Service Office

​Programs



Monthly Meeting

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

July 19, 2016


Quick Bites 

Noon  - 1:00 p.m.

Spend your Lunch with us every Thursday