Gardening Classes

Through the Master Gardener Program, volunteers learn gardening essentials that they then pass on to the community. Master Gardeners complete service projects such as the Extension Rain Garden and the 6-acre Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.

 

The Extension office also offers other gardening classes throughout the year. Contact the staff assistant to sign up for gardening classes email notifications.

 

Upcoming Gardening Classes

Classes are held at the Oldham County Extension office unless otherwise specified. RSVP via (502) 222-9453 or lauren.state@uky.edu.

Late Summer/Early Fall Secrets ♣ Tuesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Fayette County Master Gardener Karen Angelucci, author of Secrets of a Kentucky Gardener. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Identifying Pests & Beneficial Insects ♣ Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.
Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, shares how to differentiate between beneficial insects and pests. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Cooking With Herbs ♣ Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m.
Joan Burton and Jett Rose of the Kentucky Herb Society provide tips on using herbs in your cooking. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Wreath Making With Dried Plants ♣ Monday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.
Master Gardener Dave Graf demonstrates making holiday wreaths with dried plants. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Winter Greenery ♣ Tuesday, November 27, 1:00 p.m.
Horticulture Assistant Michael Boice demonstrates using fresh greenery to make holiday decorations. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

 

 Receive notifications on upcoming classes by signing up for the extension newsletter.

 

Gardening Resources

Check out the Kentucky State Horticulture Newsletter by University of Kentucky Horticulture Department. They also publish a newsletter for fruit producers: Kentucky Fruit Facts. Oldham County Horticulture Assistant Michael Boice too sends out email notifications concerning timely fruit production information. Email michael.boice@uky.edu today to get on the list.

The Kentucky State Horticultural Society is one of the hosts of the annual Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference.

 

Visit the Oldham County Extension blog for more information on the following gardening topics:

 

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