Out and About in East Biloxi

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Today is a beautiful day on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!  I was fortunate enough this morning to get out and spend some time in the community of East Biloxi.

My first stop was the Early Head Start Center at Moore Community House.  I did two vegetable tasting programs with 8 classes of 3 and 4 year-olds!

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The kids were adventurous eaters!  They tried broccoli, cauliflower, white potatoes, sweetpotatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, and grape tomatoes!

 

My next stop was Henry Beck Park.  There, Sharon Hanshaw and Coastal Women for Change have a community garden.  It will soon be a registered People’s Garden!

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I really do have an awesome job!

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About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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