The Extension Master Gardener Program was created to meet an increase in requests from home gardeners for horticultural information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that assist County Extension Agents with educational programming. Master Gardeners are active throughout the U.S. and Canada, and over 40 Kentucky counties have active Master Gardeners.

Oldham County Master Gardener Association

The Oldham County Master Gardener Association meets monthly for continuing education activities and volunteer projects. Some meetings are open to the public. In 2017, Oldham County Master Gardeners contributed more than 1800 volunteer hours to our community.

 

2021-2022 Officers

President:  Nanette Dietmeyer, nmdiet0409@gmail.com

Vice President:  Christy Baker, cnmbaker2@gmail.com

Secretary:  Cheryl Komis, cherylkomis@gmail.com

Treasurer:  Abi Rennekamp, abiallen1022@gmail.com

 

To turn in hours, Master Gardeners will need the volunteer hours report form. To remain an active member of Oldham County Master Gardeners, 30 volunteer hours (10 of which in continuing education) must be completed every year. Completed forms can be faxed to (502) 222-7930 or mailed or delivered to the Oldham County Extension office, 207 Parker Drive, La Grange, KY 40031.

See pictures from the Master Gardeners Potlucks or the Curry's Fork Revegetation Project. Visit the Oldham County Master Gardeners on Facebook.

 

Master Gardener Rain Garden Project

In 2010, Oldham County Master Gardeners installed a rain garden outside the Extension office. Rain gardens help slow runoff and the process of erosion. Kentucky native plants have deep roots that hold soil in place and help water disperse. Master Gardeners continue to return monthly to help pull weeds and keep the rain garden healthy and attractive.

oldham county rain garden

KY Rain Garden Resources

Kentucky Rain Gardens - UK Extension rain garden information

Residential Rain Gardens - publication by Agriculture, Environment, and Horticulture Specialists

Rain Gardens & Storm Water Management - Extension rain garden information

Rain Barrels - UK Extension publication on building rain barrels