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.