Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Winston County Extension Office Seeking Gardeners for Raised Bed


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Collard Greens Raised Beds by Master Gardener Alexander Cunningham (photo courtesy of Elmetra Patterson)

The Winston County MSU County Extension Services, 460 Vance Street, Louisville, MS, is seeking gardeners for Raised Bed Gardening RIGHT NOW. There are more than 45 Raised Beds in the Cultivating Patch with more than one-half that are not being used and can be made ready for winter or spring gardening. These gardens are 4 feet by 12 feet and are used as a teaching tool to help others learn how to grow and produce fresh healthy food in a thriving environment. The size of the beds is shown in the photo above. However, there are two raised beds near the Extension Office’s parking lot available for physically challenged individuals who want to garden. They are 4 feet wide by 12 feet long by 3 feet high.

County Agent Jim McAdory and the Winston County Master Gardeners are available to help teach gardening skills for those who need assistance. The garden beds are easy to maintain and there is a water sprinkling system. They are located behind the Veteran Affairs Office on Old Robinson Road which is behind the County Extension Office. If you are interesting in gardening, please contact the office: Jim McAdory, County Extension Agent, 662.773-3091.
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Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson