Scented Geraniums: Beautiful, Fragrant, Edible

I love scented geraniums!  A lot of folks have never even heard of them, or so they think!  If you’ve ever seen a “mosquito plant” at the garden center, then you have seen a scented geranium!  I talk about these amazing plants whenever I give a presentation on edible landscaping.  I am also incorporating them…

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) USDA’s Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) provides matching funds on a competitive basis to State Departments of Agriculture to assist in exploring new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products, and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the marketing system. FSMIP funds…

I Love My Farmers Market

I Love My Farmers Market Celebration works to raise the national awareness about our glorious farmers markets. Farmers markets provide the vital link between eaters and where our food comes from and as such highlight the importance of protecting farmland. Since 1980, American Farmland Trust has championed family farmers and helped permanently protect more than…

Everything Local Expo Invites Local Farmers to Participate

  USDA Grant Allows Free Booth for 40 Farmers     On July 15, 2013, the Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Association will be hosting the EVERYTHING LOCAL EXPO at the Hilton Jackson. >From 4pm until 7 pm, the EVERYTHING LOCAL EXPO will showcase food producers from all over the state. Because of a USDA GRANT,…

Eat Seasonably

                      I am always finding great tips and tricks on Pinterest!  Thought I’d share a few over time.  I love this one!

Bountiful Harvest

I spent yesterday at my second “office”, the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County.  I picked some beautiful produce out of the garden.  Thought I’d brag, um, share!

Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production Field Day

Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production FIELD DAY REMINDER: FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 Major topics will include: Crop Scouting and Integrated Pest, Weed, and Disease Management; and Farm Certification Assistance.  Insects, weeds, diseases, and other pests can severely damage and destroy crops, reduce crop yields, and negatively impact crop quality.  Top experts will show farmers and gardeners…

Mississippi Renaissance Garden Foundation Public Meeting

Your Special Invitation To Horticulture for Humanity 2013 Public Meeting The Mississippi  Renaissance Garden Foundation is introducing  its Seeds  for Services Program at its annual public  meeting on Thursday, May 9th  from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Donal Snyder Community Center at 2320 Pass Road in Biloxi. The program will help  the Horticulture for…