Ornamental Field Day – Poplarville

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to share a couple of projects with about 80 attendees at the 39th Annual Ornamental Field Day at the MSU South MS Branch Station in Poplarville.

The first study I shared was the Green Roof project that Dr. Gary Bachman and I are working on at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport.  Most of the folks attending new little, if anything, about green roofs, so it was fun to explain it to them.

The second project I discussed was the construction of a brand new high tunnel on the station.  The tunnel measures 20×60, so it’s a pretty small structure.  It’s a perfect size for a small farm or large backyard garden.  Dr. Eric Stafne will be using the tunnel to grow passion fruit beginning later this fall or winter.


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