Mississippi State University Extension Service Hosting Master Gardener Training – The Vicksburg Post

The Mississippi State University Extension Service will offer Master Gardener training and certification from March 15 through May 15.

Registration for the course will be open until February 28. The cost is $125.

Topics in the 40-hour online, self-paced course will include basic botany, soils, ornamental plants, fruits and nuts, vegetables, lawns, plant diseases, entomology, plant science, weeds, plant spread and invasive plants.

“Volunteers help extend the university’s educational arm to the public by providing horticultural information based on university research and recommendations,” said a press release from the MSU Extension Service. “The Master Gardener Volunteer program is a great way to gain low-cost horticultural expertise, meet other passionate gardeners, share gardening experiences, connect to the community, and belong to a well-respected organization. and educational.”

Currently, Warren County has 49 active members and their volunteer projects include maintaining the Heritage Garden in Vicksburg National Military Park; maintain the butterfly garden at the Catfish Row Playground and provide weekly horticultural information at the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market.

For more information or to register for Spring 2022 training, call 601-636-5442 or visit http://msuext.ms/mg.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Soon after, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter for the Vicksburg Post and editor of Vicksburg Living Magazine, which was awarded first place by the Mississippi Press Association. She was also the recipient of a first place award in the editorial division of the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest for “Best Feature Article”.

Terri is a graduate of Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a major in public relations.

Before coming to work at the Post just over 10 years ago, she freelanced at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay-at-home mom.

Terri is a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a life member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and was a member of the Sampler Antique Club and the Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“Whether it’s staying informed about local government issues or hearing the stories of local residents, a local newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at the Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I can continue to grow and hone my skills while helping to share the stories in Vicksburg. When people ask me what I love most about my job, my answer is always “the people”.

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