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Sustainable landscapes workshop set for Aug. 1


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Mississippi State University experts will share the latest tips and best practices for creating healthy, beautiful and low-maintenance landscapes at an Aug. 1 short course. 


Garden enthusiasts can attend the sustainable landscapes workshop at their county Extension office. Up to 20 participants can attend in Room 409 of the Bost Extension Building. The workshop will be broadcast through the distance education interactive video system. 


A limited number can attend at the Extension office in Columbus, located at 318 Seventh St. N. (Call ahead, 662-328-2111.) 


Specialists from the MSU Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, and the MSU Extension Service will deliver presentations on various topics, including soil health, drought-resistant landscapes, stream buffers, backyard wildlife habitats and organic pest and disease practices.  


Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  


The workshop is free and registration is required. Contact Debbie Whitfield at 662-325-4554 or [email protected] to register by July 25.



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