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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@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

June

 

June 6, Biloxi
Rose Arrangement Workshop
Coastal Research and Extension Center

Everyone should have the chance to learn and practice the creation of a dozen roses arranged in a vase. An American standard, there is more to this design than just good looks. Learn how to design it for a longer lasting display. 2-4 p.m. $40 registration fee. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Jim DelPrince at 228-546-1011 or j.delprince@msstate.edu.

 

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

Enjoy a guided hike at scenic Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. For more information or to reserve a spot call 662-252-1155 or email mrrobinson@audubon.org.

 

June 11-14 Starkville
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Summer Camp
Mississippi State University Campus

The camp will provide high school students exposure to the many different fields of horticulture and landscape architecture and will include hands-on learning opportunities in landscape architecture, floriculture, floral design, nursery management, turf, vegetable production, and fruit production. The camp is an overnight camp open to high school students 15 and 17 years old. Cost is $175 and covers a three night stay in the campus residence halls; a meal card good at the Perry Cafeteria & union food court; fun programs and activities; field trips to a local orchard and a vegetable farm; evening entertainment and an awards luncheon. For more information, contact Kathy Johnson or Dr. Richard Harkess at 662-325-2311 or kathy.johnson@msstate.edu.

 

June 11-15 Starkville
MSU Bug & Plant Camp
Mississippi State University Campus

Camp is held on campus in the Clay Lyle Entomology Complex and campers collect on the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and at other locations. As an intergenerational camp it is open to people from 10 years of age up. Teachers receive CEUs. In the fall young entomologists are invited to join departmental faculty and staff for BugFest at the MSU Crosby Arboretum and teach what they have learned. The camp experience is reinforced with an emailed entomology newsletter, The Gloworm. This is an overnight camp. Cost is $450. Additional information and a reservation form is available at biochemistry.msstate.edu or contact Dr. John Guyton, j.guyton@msstate.edu or 662-325-3482.

 

June 18-22 Starkville
MSU Beekeeping Camp
Mississippi State University Campus

This residential academic camp covers all the topics a new beekeeper needs to know. We accept campers age 10 through adults for this 5-day intergenerational camp. Parents are encouraged to attend with their young beekeepers. Camp is held on campus at the Clay Lyle Entomology Building. This is an overnight camp. Cost is $450. Additional information and a reservation form is available at biochemistry.msstate.edu or contact Dr. John Guyton, j.guyton@msstate.edu or 662-325-3482.

 

July

 

July 1-October 31, Memphis
Farmers’ Market
Agricenter International

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. For more information, visit agricenter.org or call 901-355-1977.

 

July 8, Holly Springs
Second Saturday Guided Hike
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Enjoy a guided hike led by a Strawberry Plains Audubon naturalist. 8:30-9:30 a.m. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 662-252-1155 or email mrrobinson@audubon.org.

 

July 15, Memphis
Sprinkler Day
Memphis Botanic Garden

Summer is hot, grass is cool! Join us on the Great Lawn for a morning of slipping, sliding, and splashing through a variety of fun sprinklers. Bring your swimsuit, towel, and picnic lunch. Concessions available. Free to members or with paid garden admission. 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 901-636-4122.

 

July 17-21 Memphis
Nature Scene Investigators Camp
Memphis Botanic Garden

Do vampire bats really drink blood? Are some plants carnivores? Use your nature detective skills to solve the mysteries of nature. Members $150 for the week; non-members $200 for the week. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4119.

 

July 17-21, Jackson
Teacher Workshops
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Project WILD workshops with CEU credits available. For more information, call 601-576-6000 or visit mdwfp.com/museum.aspx.

 

July 24-28, Memphis
Summer Skills Mini-Camps
Memphis Botanic Garden

These mini-camps focus on exploring outdoor or nature-related skills with expert instructors. Activities will vary, so choose individual dates or attend all five. Monday – citizen science journaling; Tuesday – photography in nature; Wednesday – hula hoop skills; Thursday – enchanted architecture for fairies and gnomes; Friday – organic gardening. Members $35 per day; non-members $40 per day. 9 a.m.-noon. For more information or to register, call 901-636-4126.

 

August 12, Holly Springs
Second Saturday Guided Hike
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Enjoy a guided hike led by a Strawberry Plains Audubon naturalist. 8:30-9:30 a.m. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 662-252-1155 or email mrrobinson@audubon.org.

 

August 22, Starkville
Turfgrass Research Field Day
R. R. Foil Plant Science Research Center

Professional turf and landscape managers, please join us for this interactive day of learning. This event features ongoing research presented in a manner that addresses current needs of turf and landscape managers. 8 a.m. For more information, contact James D. McCurdy at 662-325-2331.

 

September

 

September 5, Jackson
Prothonotary Warbler Lecture
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

The featured speaker for this lecture is Erik Johnson, director of bird conservation, Audubon Louisiana. Learn about this remarkable migratory bird and how you can get involved to help. Noon-1 p.m. Museum members, free; non-members: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors age 60 and over; $4 for children ages 3-18; children under 3 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.