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.

2017 Master Gardener Classes

Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., September 1 - November 17

Extension Master Gardener classes for Fall of 2017 are in session now. If you are interested in future Oldham County Master Gardener classes, email the staff assistant. Master Gardener classes are advertised in our quarterly newsletters.

Questions? Contact Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, or Michael Boice, Oldham County Horticulture Assistant.

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 2016, Oldham County Master Gardeners contributed more than 1000 volunteer hours to our community.

 

2017-2018 Officers

Peggy Wooldridge, President

Nanette Dietmeyer, Vice President

Juliana Klein, Treasurer

Abigail Rennekamp, Secretary

 

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, 1815 N Hwy 393, 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.

 

2017 Oldham County Master Gardener Calendar

 Events are open to the public and take place at Oldham County Extension unless otherwise specified.

Master Gardener Graduation Brunch ♣ Friday, November 17, 9:00 a.m.
We invite Master Gardeners to help celebrate new graduates. Brunch provided. RSVP via (502) 222-9453 or lauren.state@uky.edu.

Landscape Design ♣ Saturday, November 18, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Hope Gardiner, of Boone Gardiner Landscape and Farm, presents landscape design elements and the basics of drawing a landscape plan. RSVP via (502) 222-9453 or lauren.state@uky.edu.

Master Gardener Association PotluckThursday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.
Oldham County Master Gardeners (plus family and friends) are invited to the fall social. RSVP to (502) 222-9453 or lauren.state@uky.edu the number of people attending and the dish you will bring. The Assocation will provide the entree.

 

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 Garden Plants - Extension information on plant a rain garden

Rain Gardens & Storm Water Management - Extension rain garden information

Rain Barrels - UK Extension publication on building rain barrels