Friday, April 6, 2018

Master Gardeners at the Cultivating Patch

L to R: Elmetra Patterson, Sandy Miles, Rebecca Gravett, 
Letitia ‘Cookie’ Jackson (president), and Beverly Combs ,secretary. 
The Winston County Master Gardeners are busy throughout the year working on various projects in the county. Presently, they are working on a project at the Cultivating Patch to plant flowers and shrubs in the ‘pizza garden design’. It previously held vegetables and herbs. On Saturday, March 31, 2018, it was cleared of weeds, the soil was tilled and several members went shopping at local nurseries for plants. Hopefully, the project will be completed in several weeks. The Cultivating Patch is located near the Veteran Affairs Office on Old Robinson Road. There are a few beds still available for the public to use to garden. For more information call the Extension Office at 662.773-3091.
It is the purpose of the Winston County Master Gardeners Association (WCMGA): 1) to assist the Extension Service of Mississippi State University to accomplish its mission by providing easily accessible information about residential horticultural practices through educational presentations and use of the media; and 2) to provide a volunteer organization that completes community service projects which further the community’s understanding of and appreciation for the joy of gardening. For more information call the Extension Office at 662.773-3091.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson

Sandy Miles gardening in her raised bed garden 
at the Cultivating patch. 
She planted Romaine Lettuce, English Peas, and spinach.