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2019 State Master Gardener Conference

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (All day) - Friday, May 10, 2019 (All day)

This 3 day State Conference will take place on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland on May 8-10, starting at 10:00 am. Featured speakers include Phillip Watson, Elizabeth Heiskell and Janet Carson.  Phillip is a graduate of MSU with a BS in Horticulture – honored by MSU School of Ag in March 2018.  He is author of 2 books, Pleasure Gardens and Garden Magic, as well as pieces in Architectural Digest, Traditional Home and Veranda.  He is currently spokesperson for QVC ‘s Cottage Gardens and has been for the past 20 years.    

Elizabeth was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta.  Elizabeth started her culinary journey with courses at the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York.  She has represented Viking on exclusive SilverSea cruises through Spain, Portugal, Hawaii, and has made multiple television and public appearances such as the Today Show. Janet’s blog, In the Garden boasts over 3,000 followers and is updated with new posts almost daily. Other works include weekly gardening columns in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and monthly columns in Arkansas Gardener and Arkansas Living magazine. She has been featured in Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening magazine. Her weekly television spot is taped at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.

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Department: Delta Research and Extension Center, MSU Extension- Bolivar County
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