Christmas Celebrations with Master Gardeners
NEW MASTER GARDENER CLASS FORMING!!!!
It's that time again for the Master Gardener training classes. The session for 2019 will begin on Feb. 19 and run through March 26th. They'll be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 5pm. The fee for the session is $100 to cover educational materials.
In exchange for 40 hours of educational training, individuals are required to return 40 hours of volunteer service within one year of their training. This service should include helping County Extension offices with horticultural projects that benefit their local communities.
Continuing education is offered to encourage long-term commitments. The Master Gardener approach helps the local Extension office reach a broader audience that is possible with only or two agents. Volunteers help extend the educational arm of Mississippi State University to the public by providing horticultural information based on University research and recommendations. The Lafayette County Master Gardeners Association is an active, dynamic organization composed of skilled and experienced gardeners who enjoy sharing their expertise with others in the community. Call now--662-234-4451--to register for the class and join us.
Lance Newman, County Agent for the Lafayette County Mississippi State Extension Service, congratulates Sandra Roy on her appointment to the State Master Gardener Board of Directors. Ms. Roy will join the 16 member state board of directors in January 2019 to represent Lafayette County for a 3 year term. Ms. Roy has also been nominated to run for secretary of the state board when officers are elected during the January meeting.
The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer organization through the MS State Extension Service and the State Master Gardener Association. In Lafayette County, the Master Gardeners provides both educational programs and horticultural services throughout the county.
Ms. Roy stated she would like for all residents in Lafayette County interested in partnering with the local Master Gardener program to contact the MS State Extension Service office at 662-234-4451 for more information. A new training program for MG interns begins in February 2019.
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Learning, Sharing, and Growing Together.
The Master Gardner Program was introduced to Mississippi in 1991 and serves to provide research-based educational programs and information to improve the economic, social, and cultural well-being of all Mississippians.
Members of the Master Gardeners of Lafayette County celebrate the season at the annual Christmas party hosted by the Oxford Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. LCMGA joined the chamber in 2018. Pictured from left to right, front row are Sandra Summers, Jan Henning, and Pat Lowe. Second row, Peggie Roder, Sarah Loftin, Dick Dickerson, Ashley Frye, Sandra Roy, Anna Haller.
Pat Lowe expertly makes a s’more.