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

 

2016-2017 Officers

Peggy Wooldridge, President

Nanette Dietmeyer, Vice President

Juliana Klein, Treasurer

Abigail Rennekamp, Secretary

 

See pictures from the 2015 Master Gardeners Potluck or the Curry's Fork Revegetation Project. Visit the Oldham County Master Gardeners on Facebook.

 

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 forming now. If you are interested in becoming an Oldham County Master Gardener, register by Monday, August 11. The $100 fee covers class materials.

 Quuestions? Contact Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent.

 

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