Warren County Master Gardeners
Vicksburg, Mississippi


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Programs This Month
Warren County, Mississippi
Extension Office

Master Gardener Meeting

Urban Water Sheds-Water Sheds, The Ground Linda Baudo
July 15 - 12:00 Noon


Lunch & Learn
Common Plant Problems
Dr. Wayne Porter
July 17 - 12:00 noon


Insect Pest in Late-Season Vegetable Gardens
Dr. Blake Layton
July 24 - 12:00 Noon


Succulent Wall Frames
Kandiace Gray
July 31 - 12:00 Noon


Farmers' Market
Every Saturday - 8:00am-11:00am



Southern Region Master
Gardener Conference

in Baton Rouge
October 21 - October 24
Check It Out
Here



Coral Drift Roses 
Judy and Jim Pennington, MG







     
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. 

 


 

 

July
Warren County, MS

Weather Statistics 
Average
Average temperature 81
High temperature    91
Low temperature     70
Precipitation (in)      3.9


 Crape Myrtle
Joelyn James, MG


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