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Upcoming Events for Mississippi

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

November 3, 10, 17, 24, Jackson
Know to Grow
Mississippi Children’s Museum

Children can join us in the Literary Garden for a cross-disciplinary program incorporating MCM’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Literacy, and Health initiatives. Children will gather to hear a garden-related story and to participate in a hands-on gardening activity. Know to Grow will provide a fun forum for children to make connections between reading, science, and aspects of the natural world. Sponsored by Field Co-op Cooperative Association, Inc. 11 a.m. Members free; non-members $10, children under 1 are free. For more information visit mschildrensmuseum.org.

 

November 15, Memphis
Botanic Garden Stewards
Memphis Botanic Garden

Volunteers will work with Carson Ellis, curator of the Butterfly Garden, as stewards of the Botanic Garden’s native plant collections and wildlife habitats. Efforts will be focused on the restoration of our wildflower woodland, and on maintenance in the butterfly garden. Volunteers should be prepared for physically rigorous work, including tasks such as weeding, pruning, mulching, and planting. Afterward, volunteers are invited to celebrate a good day’s work with potluck fare and local brews in the garden (for ages 21 and up only). 4-7:30 p.m. This volunteer work group is limited to 15. To register visit memphisbotanicgarden.com/volunteer. For more information, contact Carson Ellis at 901-636-4134 or carson.ellis@memphisbotanicgarden.com.



November 20, Jackson
WILD About Gobblers
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Big feathery fun and special activities for all ages! Examine turkey feathers under a microscope, make your own turkey headband, investigate “egg-cellent” egg anatomy. 10 a.m.-noon. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors age 60 and over; $4 for children ages 3-18; children under 3 are free. Museum members are free. For more information, call 601-576-6000 or visit mdwfp.com/museum.aspx.



November 20, Memphis
Project WET Teacher Workshop
Memphis Botanic Garden

All educators are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind Water Education curriculum training. Participate in fun, engaging activities and receive the Project WET curriculum guide that is correlated to current state and national standards. Sponsored by Buckman and the Wolf River Conservancy. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Cathy Justis at the Wolf River Conservancy to register by November 14 or visit wolfriver.org/Project-WET-Workshop.



November 27-29, Biloxi
Deep South Turf Expo
Mississippi Coast Convention Center

This event will be full of educational sessions for all segments of the turfgrass industry, a tradeshow full of turf products and services, and great networking opportunities. Many optional activities will be offered. For more information or to register online, visit deepsouthturfexpo.org.



November 30-December 1, Jackson
Country Christmas
Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

Enjoy a sampler breakfast for supper, story time with Mrs. Claus, and get your picture made with Santa and Rudolph! We will have carousel and wagon rides available, hands-on historic crafts that visitors can participate in, and live music throughout the grounds. Write a letter to Santa on one of our limited edition postcards printed in the Small Town Print Shop. Stop by the General Store for an old-fashioned glass-bottle drink and browse the wares and unique Mississippi-made products that make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Country Christmas is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board, the Mississippi Beef Council, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., and Visit Jackson. 5-8 p.m. $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-18. For more information call 601-432-4500 or email at msagmuseum@mdac.ms.gov.

 

December



December 1, 8, 15, Jackson
Know to Grow
Mississippi Children’s Museum

Children can join us in the Literary Garden for a cross-disciplinary program incorporating MCM’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Literacy, and Health initiatives. Children will gather to hear a garden-related story and to participate in a hands-on gardening activity. Know to Grow will provide a fun forum for children to make connections between reading, science and aspects of the natural world. Sponsored by Field Co-op Cooperative Association, Inc. 11 a.m. Members free; non-members $10, children under 1 are free. For more information visit mschildrensmuseum.org.



December 14, Jackson
STEM with Snowflakes
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Experiment with instant snow, make your own paper snowflakes, explore the fascinating properties of dry ice, and hear the wonderful story of “Snowflake Bentley,” the naturalist and photographer who first captured snowflakes on film. 10 a.m.-noon. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors age 60 and over; $4 for children ages 3-18; children under 3 are free. Museum members are free. For more information, call 601-576-6000 or visit mdwfp.com/museum.aspx.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.