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Sustainable ag day planned for youth
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Youth of all ages can spend a day at Tougaloo College on June 18 learning about sustainable agriculture through a variety of hands-on activities.
Admission is free to the Youth Sustainable Ag Day at the Tougaloo-Rainbow Garden. The event is sponsored by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Hinds County 4-H, Tougaloo College and the Alcorn Cooperative Extension Program.
Participants will learn about sustainable agriculture techniques, urban and backyard gardening, natural beekeeping, cooking and recycling. They also will take a garden and trail tour of the Tougaloo facility.
“Children involved with the 4-H Youth Sustainable Agriculture Project have shown an increased interest in gardening, recycling and healthy living,” said Felicia Bell, Barnyard Crew 4-H Club leader and event organizer. “Children are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables that they had a hand in growing.”
The ag day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Tougaloo campus.
For more information, contact Felicia Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 955-0339, or Rocheryl Ware at email@example.com or (601) 372-4651.
To get to the garden, enter Tougaloo College’s main gates off County Line Road in Jackson. The garden is next to the woods and behind the science building.