MSU Trial Garden storytelling series launches Feb. 26
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A renowned professor of African history will kick off a new Mississippi State Trial Garden storytelling series this month.
Mohammed Bashir Salau will present “The Story of African Crops in American Gardens” at the Bost Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26.
A professor at the University of Mississippi, Salau teaches courses on African history, including the history of slavery. He studies the history of slavery in 19th and early 20th century West Africa and is the author of “The West African Slave Plantation.”
The series is titled The Story of Plants and People. It will feature storytellers highlighting the untold relationships between people and plants.
This free event is open to the public. The Bost Conference Center is located on the south side of the Bost Extension Center on the MSU main campus in Starkville.
The Mississippi State Trial Garden is an MSU Extension Service program.
For more information on Salau’s research and on the Mississippi State Trial Garden, visit http://blogs.msucares.com/trialgardens.