Sustainable landscapes focus of short course

July 20, 2014

Mississippi State University will host a one-day sustainable landscape short course on Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bost Extension Center on the Starkville campus.

The Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and the MSU Extension Service are sponsoring the course, which includes sessions led by MSU faculty and staff experts on healthy soils, drought resistance, protecting waterbodies and streamside gardening, low-maintenance landscapes, backyard wildlife habitats, and organic pest and disease practices.

Free and open to all, the course is limited to 20 participants at Bost, but the course will also be available via distance learning at local MSU Extension offices around the state. To register, please contact Debbie Whitfield at 662-325-4554 or The registration deadline is July 25 at 5 p.m.