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September 12, 2023 - Filed Under: Master Gardener, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens

Garden enthusiasts of all ages are welcome Oct. 21 to Fall Garden Day at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mississippi State University facility.

A group of 4-H’ers pose for a group photo at the Congressional Awards ceremony.
August 14, 2023 - Filed Under: 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Leadership

Fifty-seven Mississippi 4-H’ers received the highest honor given to youth civilians by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

The Aug. 6 Congressional Award ceremony marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership between the Congressional Award Program and the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program.

August 10, 2023 - Filed Under: Master Gardener

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Dates have been set for the fall 2023 slate of Master Gardener courses.

Registration for the asynchronous online trainings will be open from August 14 to September 11. The trainings will be available from October 3 to December 4. Once registration opens, it can be accessed at http://msuext.ms/mg.

A man and a woman help a child plant seeds in a small pot of soil.
July 17, 2023 - Filed Under: Leadership, Community, Master Gardener, Lawn and Garden

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Six years ago, John Malanchak combined his love of science, passion for teaching and a call to serve others into a project he named Dominic’s Garden. The project, which serves people with disabilities in the Jackson metro area, was recognized in June with an award at the International Master Gardener Conference in Overland Park, Kansas.

March 10, 2023 - Filed Under: 4-H, Health and Wellness, Leadership, Community, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer, Health, Nutrition and Wellness

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Teens can learn how to become active role models for healthy lifestyle change in their communities at an April 22 summit at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville.

The Promoting Healthy Living Through Community Connections Summit, wihch is open to 14- to 18-year-olds from northern Mississippi, will offer interactive educational sessions on nutrition, mental health awareness, community and civic engagement, and health promotion, wellness and physical activity.

Success Stories

A man wearing a denim shirt and a Master Gardener nametag smiling with a table frame around him listing #1,000 on wood.
Leadership, Community, Master Gardener, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Vegetable Gardens
Volume 9 Number 2

Paul Cavanaugh became a Master Gardener when he came off the road as a truck driver and his wife encouraged him to find a hobby.

A group of five people, each holding awards, smiling.
4-H Forestry, Leadership, Volunteers, MS Volunteer Leaders Association
Volume 9 Number 1

Ray Henderson’s love for the outdoors began in his youth with learning by doing in 4-H Forestry. He won the State 4-H Congress competition, went to nationals, and placed fifth. After he aged out of the youth development program, he pursued a career with the U.S. Forest Service, and he volunteered in the 1990s as a coach for a few 4-H Forestry teams in Wayne and Greene Counties.

Two adults, smiling, working with three small children.
4-H, Youth Projects, Master Gardener, Family, Children and Parenting, Nurturing Homes Initiative, Lawn and Garden, Youth Gardening
Volume 9 Number 1

The Mississippi State University Extension Service recently relaunched its Nurturing Homes Initiative. The program’s mission is to improve the quality of the early educational experiences provided in family childcare homes through mentoring, improving the learning environment, and delivering research-based information.

Two groups of people stand next to each other, smiling.
4-H, Youth Projects, Master Gardener, Family, Children and Parenting, Lawn and Garden, Youth Gardening
Volume 8 Number 3

The Pearl River County 4-H Junior Master Gardeners have made some special additions to Poplarville City Park. A new pollinator garden planted in raised beds features a wildflower area, a native plant area, and an herb area.

A woman wearing a white shirt with red and blue stars holds a potted plant in a garden.
Leadership, Community, Master Gardener, Flower Gardens
Volume 8 Number 3

The annual Christmas Cactus Showcase in Brooksville each December features anywhere from 45 to 60 colorful cacti, most of which are under the year-round care of Pat Hill.

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