Warren County Master Gardeners
Vicksburg, Mississippi


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Gardening Programs This Month
Warren County, Mississippi
 


Computer Classes
MS Word Tables and Advanced Topics
April 9
MS Excel Advanced Functions
April 10

Master Gardener Meeting
Pot Luck Lunch at Heritage Garden
to Welcome Interns

April 15


Mississippi State Master Gardener Conference 
Oxford Conference Center
Oxford, MS
May 20 - 22
To Register 

Spring is a Great Time to Visit the Heritage Demonstration Garden

 at Vicksburg National Military Park



     
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. 

 


 

 

April
Warren County, MS

Weather Statistics 
Average
High temperature   78
Low temperature    52
Precipitation (in)      5.6


 


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