HOW TO CREATE LOW-CARE LANDSCAPES  

Saturday, October 7, 10:00 to Noon 

Learn to design low-care landscapes! Save money, and reduce labor and energy needs. Build healthy soils, recycle yard waste and rainwater, and increase your yard’s biodiversity. 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 free, non-members $7. Reservations requested.

YOGA ON PINECOTE PAVILION  

Saturday, October 7, 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 followed by a short meditation sitting. Yoga mats will be provided, but you may bring your own.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early. Members free, $5 non-members. Reservations requested. Space limited to 16 persons.

EARTH COLORS ART WORKSHOP!

Saturday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

EARTH COLORS refer to pigments found in nature, and may come from soil, leaves, bark, berries, flowers, mushrooms or mineral deposits.  Workshop participants will learn to identify, collect and experiment with plant and mineral materials as artistic media. Natural materials will be observed, gathered and sketched for visual ideas and elements that reflect a sense of place. Robin will demonstrate ways to extract color and texture from a variety of materials, and supplement what is gathered with other natural colors. Students will experiment with materials collected on the Arboretum grounds, and learn processes of extraction and development of a color and texture palette.  Cost for members $25, non-members $30, cost includes a bag lunch. Please register early; space is limited to 20 persons.

Crosby Arboretum Fall Native Plant Sale

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (Arboretum members admitted at 9 a.m.)

Grab a cart and choose from a great selection of hard-to-find native trees, shrubs, and perennials for your fall planting projects.  Knowledgeable staff and Mississippi Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer plant questions and offer advice on plant selections. Free site admission.  Use our Service Road entrance.