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Mississippi Gardener Cover

 

 

 

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.

 

 

July 6, 13 20, 27, Jackson
Farm Bureau Spotlight
Mississippi Children’s Museum

This weekly program is designed to educate visitors about the broad industry of agriculture, the many careers that deal with it, and how important it is in the day-to-day operations in our lives through inquiry-based learning. Each week we emphasize a different aspect of agriculture, such as beekeeping, growing produce, the chemistry of food, veterinary medicine, farming, irrigation, the water cycle, forestry, fishing, and much more. 3:30 p.m. Free admission for members and children under 1, non-members $10. For more information, visit mschildrensmuseum.org.



July 7, 14, 21, 28, 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. Free admission for members and children under 1, non-members $10. For more information, visit mschildrensmuseum.org.



July 9-13, Memphis
Mythbusters Camp
Memphis Botanic Garden

Does a porcupine shoot its quills? Are bats blind? Is there a dark side of the moon? Use scientific investigation, exploration, crafts, and games to determine if they are verified or busted. For children ages 8-10. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $150 per week for members; $200 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4100 or visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.



July 13, Holly Springs
Second Saturday Guided Hike
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Enjoy a guided hike led by a Strawberry Plains Audubon Naturalist. Experience first-hand the natural and cultural history that makes Strawberry Plains so unique. 9 a.m. Hiker fees are $3 per person, the cost of grounds admission, or the maximum of $10 per family. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 662-252-1155 or email mrrobinson@audubon.org.



July 16-20, Memphis
Mythbusters Camp
Memphis Botanic Garden

Does a porcupine shoot its quills? Are bats blind? Is there a dark side of the moon? Use scientific investigation, exploration, crafts, and games to determine if they are verified or busted. For children ages 11-12. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $150 per week for members; $200 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4100 or visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.



July 19-20, Mize
40th Annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival
Downtown Mize

This festival is a family event, offering fun activities for young and old alike. From the amazing car show to the entertaining watermelon contests, you are sure to have a great time. Enjoy the entertainment or indulge in some of the best food around. Remember, there is always all the free watermelon you can eat! This event is an annual fundraiser for the Mize Volunteer Fire Department. Gates open to the public at 3:30 p.m. on July 19 and at 8:30 a.m. on July 20. Admission on July 19 is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 6, on July 20 $10 for adults and $5 for children under 6. For more information, visit mswatermelonfestival.com or call
877-790-9722.



July 23-27, Memphis
Caterpillar Club Camp
Memphis Botanic Garden

How does your garden grow? Answer this question and more as campers explore the garden. For children ages 4-5. 9 a.m.-noon $125 per week/$30 per day for members; $150 per week/$35 per day for non-members. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4100 or visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.



July 30-August 3, Memphis
Garden Explorers Camp
Memphis Botanic Garden

Spend the week exploring the garden. Explore plants and creatures through games, crafts, and investigation. For children ages 5-7. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $150 per week for members; $200 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4100 or visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

 

August



August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jackson
Farm Bureau Spotlight
Mississippi Children’s Museum

This weekly program is designed to educate visitors about the broad industry of agriculture, the many associated careers, and how important it is in the day-to-day operations in our lives through inquiry-based learning. Each week we emphasize a different aspect of agriculture, such as beekeeping, growing produce, the chemistry of food, veterinary medicine, farming, irrigation, the water cycle, forestry, fishing, and much more. 3:30 p.m. Free admission for members and children under 1, non-members $10. For more information, visit mschildrensmuseum.org.



August 4, 11, 18, 25, 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 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. Free admission for members and children under 1, non-members $10. For more information, visit mschildrensmuseum.org.



August 10, Holly Springs
Second Saturday Guided Hike
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Enjoy a guided hike at scenic Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, led by a Strawberry Plains Audubon Naturalist. Experience first-hand the natural and cultural history that makes Strawberry Plains so unique. Hikers have the opportunity to experience the many wonders of nature. 9 a.m. Hiker fees are $3 per person, the cost of grounds admission, or the maximum of $10 per family. For more information or to reserve a spot call 662-252-1155 or email mrrobinson@audubon.org.



August 21, Starkville
Turfgrass Research Field Day
MS R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center

An interactive day of learning for professional turf and landscape managers. This event features ongoing research presented in a manner that addresses current needs of turf and landscape managers. Vendors are welcome. Contact Dr. Jay McCurdy for information about sponsorship opportunities. The event qualifies for continuing education points for municipal and public school employees. GCSAA CEU’s will be offered. Pesticide applicator re-certification is offered for Mississippi and usually surrounding states as well. For more information, contact Dr. McCurdy at 662-325-2311.

 

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.