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Activities for exploring the natural world

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture The Arboretum’s Savanna Exhibit has begun its roller ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Backpack Buddies still providing food

Even with the pandemic, Backpack Buddies of Poplarville is ensuring Poplarville children are fed over the weekends and during spring break. Backpack Buddies of Poplarville ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Ways to appreciate your own backyard

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture Perhaps you, like many others I know, are ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Helping from at home

Cloth originally destined for square dance outfits was given a different purpose when Zenda Bryan turned all of her spare fabric into cloth face masks ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Would you like to know where to find free plants?

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture During this recent period of outstandingly gorgeous spring ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Rediscovering the outdoors

With spring flowers blooming and weather warming, the outdoors offers an opportunity to connect with nature or relieve stress through physical activity. Cross country and ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Arboretum blooms: Iris, buttercups and flame azaleas!

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture Admission to the Arboretum is currently free. Our ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

From podcast to community service

A Poplarville High School graduate has been supporting his community in Dallas with a nonprofit that brings books to students and hygiene products to those ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

Come and enjoy the wonderful spring weather at the Arboretum

By Patricia R. Drackett Director, The Crosby Arboretum, Mississippi State University Assistant Extension Professor of Landscape Architecture This past weekend, we noticed there were more ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Fourth annual #loveyourselfie builds relationship skills

Over 50 teenaged girls gathered at the fourth annual #loveyourselfie on Saturday to learn about relationships—from building self-esteem to understanding love languages. The event featured ... Read more

2 months ago by Cathy Cook.

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