New York

I am spending the weekend with family and friends in New York on Lake Ontario.  I am loving the crisp evenings and especially the chilly mornings with a cup of coffee and a blanket on the porch overlooking the water. Today we went up to Niagara Falls. Simply amazing!

September is Hunger Action Month

As a Hunger Advocate and supporter of Feeding America, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about why hunger is such an important cause to me personally. Fortunately, I have never been hungry…not truly hunger with no options for food. But hunger is what made me decide to go into horticulture. After a B.A….

Woolmarket Elementary School Garden

Another great school I have the pleasure of working with is Woolmarket Elementary in Biloxi.  Their garden was highlighted recently on the school’s website. Shirley Hardman and her class learn responsibility and teamwork while enjoying planting a garden.  The gardening project provided a wealth of opportunities for the students to get their hands dirty while…

Re-blog: USDA Sept. 17th

Earth Team Volunteer Sprouts New People’s Gardens in South Mississippi Posted by Justin Fritscher, NRCS Mississippi, on September 17, 2012 at 3:26 PM Students at Woolmarket Elementary have transformed a vacant courtyard into a nucleus of plant activity, ranging from cabbages to coastal grasses. When horticulturist Christine Coker first learned of the People’s Garden Initiative, she searched…

Mark Your Calendars!

I just want to share some important dates for upcoming field days and meetings. September 18 Ornamental Horticulture Research Center Field Day Auburn University Ornamental Research Center, Mobile, AL 7:30 – noon   October 4 Ornamental Field Day South Mississippi Branch Station, Poplarville, MS   October 5 and 6 Fall Flower and Garden Fest Truck…