Warren County Master Gardeners

Programs This Month
​Warren County, Mississippi
​Extension Office

Sustainable Landscape Short Course​
August 1 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

No Charge

QuickBites

Floral Roadside and Flea Market Finds

Lynette McDougald,

Instructor and Manager, The University Florist

August 7, 2014 12:00 Noon

 Call or E-mail Extension Office to

Reserve your Space


Master Gardener Meeting
​Feeding Your Ornamentals
​Betty Jackson, Master Garden University
August 19 - 12:00


Lunch & Learn

Poisonous Plants and How to Live with Them
Common Plant Problems
Dr. Wayne Porter
August 21 - 12:00 noon


Computer Classes Offered this Month

File and Folder Management

​August 6 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Microsoft Publisher

​August 7 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Cost for Both Class $20.00


Upcoming Master Gardeners Events 

Southwest District Fall Meeting

Lincoln County Host

BUDS & BLOOMS GREENHOUSE AND GARDENS
3074 Hwy 550 NW

September 27 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Crystal Springs Fall Festival

October 17 - October 18

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Check It Out Here


​Southern Region Master Gardener Conference in Baton Rouge

October 21 - October 24
​Check It Out 
Here


For More Events

See Mississippi Master Gardener Calender Here

Just, what is a Master Gardener?


Well, for starters, a Master Gardener is not someone who has all the answers to gardening problems. Nor is a Master Gardener an expert horticulturalist. 

Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who have been trained by Land Grant Agriculture Universities to assist in 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 ornamental 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 56 Master Gardeners in Warren County.

Pictures on this Page were taken at the Heritage Garden in 

Vicksburg National Military Park
Vicksburg, Mississippi