Opal Smith Garden

Went over to rejuvenate the raised bed garden at the Opal Smith Day Center.  Turned out to be a no-go.  The box was covered with weeds and had been taken over by a fire ant colony.  I even got those little suckers in my garden gloves! I did get a few Mini Charm grape tomatoes…

National Guard Training

Shared a great afternoon with the Agricultural Development Team of the Mississippi National Guard at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit.  These guys will be deployed to Afghanistan this fall to do agricultual work.  The goal of their mission is to build trust and respect between the citizens and the Afghan government via the Afghan equivalent of…

Agricultural Outreach

I spent the day in Pass Christian attending an Agricultural Outreach Field Day at the Farm of Dr. Broome.  It was a great day to spend in the sunshine!  We learned about NRCS programs, FSA funding, record keeping tips, and pasture establishment and maintenance for horses.   Another Field Day is scheduled to be held…