SMART LANDSCAPES: HOW TO DESIGN ECOLOGICALLY SOUND HOME GARDENS

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. to Noon 

Design low-care “Smart Landscapes” based on ecological processes. Save money, reduce labor and energy needs, and increase your yard’s biodiversity. Topics include site selection, soil testing and using long lasting materials. Learn drought-tolerant, attractive native plant species to reduce your maintenance needs, with Pearl River County Extension Agent Dr. Eddie Smith and Arboretum Director Pat Drackett. Members $5, non-members $10. Reservations requested.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: PAINTED POTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Saturday, May 12, 10 to 11:00 a.m.

Children will enjoy decorating and planting a terra-cotta clay pot, a perfect Mother’s Day Gift for moms who love plants! Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Members’ children $5; non-members’ children $7. (No charge for adults). Reservations requested.

YOGA AT PINECOTE PAVILION

Saturday, May 12, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Join certified yoga instructor James Sones in the beautiful natural setting of Pinecote Pavilion for a gentle yoga class and short meditation sitting. Class size limited is to 16. Yoga mats provided, or bring your own.  Arrive at least 10 minutes early. Members free, $5 non-members. Register by May 11.

CROSBY ARBORETUM’S NATURE DISCOVERY DAY

Thursday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Children will be thrilled to explore a wide array of hands-on exhibits, presentations/live animals, guided botanical walks, and more in this field day event open to the public and K-12 schools and homeschool groups. The event features a presentation on Mississippi Snakes by environmental educator Terry Vandeventer. Admission is $2 per child, and free for to adults, teachers and chaperones accompanying children. All persons must pre-register, no walk-ins. Call 601-799-2311 to schedule an arrival time.