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Award-Winning Landscaping Camp To Roll Out The Green Carpet In Oxford

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“We’re excited to say that this unique event has been a huge success its first two years attracting interest from all across the United States," says Rosie Vassallo, Director of Retiree Attraction for the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation.

"We’re proud to announce that in 2018 we earned the PRAM Award of Excellence, among public relations professionals in Mississippi under the Special Events Category," she adds.

Campers will enjoy a personal tour of Ole Miss with Jeff McManus, whose expertise in landscaping has gained The University of Mississippi accolades of being named “The Most Beautiful Campus” by a number of national publications including Newsweek in 2011 and in USA Today’s Readers Choice 2016 competition.

During the two day awarding winning camp McManus will be rolling out the green carpet to show one how to achieve the most beautiful yard in the neighborhood for less work!

Among activities one will be able to immerse themselves in will be a tour of the beautiful Ole Miss Campus, learning some great practices from industry leaders and attending educational seminars that will help ignite the inner gardener in everyone.

"We’re excited to announce our line-up of speakers along with McManus," Vassallo adds."They include Katherine Sharp, with the Farmstead at Woodson Ridge, who grows fresh flowers for the local and regional markets; Greg Pinion, Superintendent of Building and Grounds for the City of Oxford and Dr. Ed Croom, retired botanist from the University of Mississippi and author of 'The Land of Rowan Oak, An Exploration of Faulkner’s Natural Word.'"

To top it off, tours will also take place en route on the famous Double Decker Bus to the beautifully landscaped home of Bo and Jodie Marsalis which is maintained by McManus, as well as a tour of the City of Oxford.

"We are thrilled to announce our key sponsors which include The University of Mississippi, Visit Oxford, Grace Realty Group, The Inn at Ole Miss, Stages Mississippi Magazine and" Vassallo says.

Interested parties can learn more as well as register by going to or contact Rosie Vassallo by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 662-234-4651.


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