Archives for April 2012

Learn how to capture his best side

Focus on Nature
Outdoor Photography Workshop
with Stephen Kirkpatrick

Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost: $70 (includes lunch)

Focus on Nature is the workshop for photographers 12 and older who want to improve their photographic skills and have fun at the same time. In addition to technical instruction, you’ll learn how to identify a grizzly’s best side, convince a ‘possum to say “cheese,” and remove a camera shy snake from your arm.

Space is limited so you must pre-register by contacting Sarah Story at or 662.915.7073.
Download printable registration form here.
Participants do not need to bring a camera.

2012 Master Gardener Spring Lecture Series

The University of Mississippi Museum in association with
The Master Gardeners of Lafayette County present

The 2012 Master Gardener
Spring Lecture Series

April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012
Each day at noon

Designing a Low Maintenance Landscape
by Jeff Wilson, Horticulture Agent for the 
Northeast Mississippi District of the Mississippi 
State Extension Service
Mr. Wilson will be discussing how to survey your site and come up with a low maintenance design including suggestions for plant material.

Attracting Wildlife to your Garden
by Margaret Gratz, Author of the ‘Earth Lady’ column for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Mrs. Gratz will show you plants and design principles to attract birds and butterflies to your garden throughout the seasons.

Designing Container Gardens
by Dr. Lelia Kelly, Consumer Horticultural Specialist for the Mississippi State Extension Service
Dr. Kelly will discuss the benefits of container gardening along with the plan for success in this
type of gardening.

Gardening on the Wild Side with Nature’s Most Important Plants
by Sherra Owens, Specialist in native plants and Master Gardener in Lee and Union Counties
Mrs. Owens will show you how to design a garden for the five senses using natives and successful
plants for this area.

Discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status is a violation of federal and state law and MSU policy and will not be tolerated. Discrimination based upon sexual orientation or group affiliation is a violation of MSU policy and will not be tolerated.