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

2017 Master Gardener Volunteer Program ♣ Fridays, 9-11 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.

Ellen Carrithers, Daylilies ♣ Thursday, September 7, 6:30 p.m.
Oldham County Master Gardener Ellen Carrithers discusses the best practices for growing daylilies.Ellen's garden was included in the 2016 National Daylily Society Tours. This free gardening class, sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association, is open to the public.

Green Thumbs Outing ♣ Monday, September 11
The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet at the extension office at 8:30 p.m. to carpool. For further details, contact Club President Katie Foley.

Landscaping For All Seasons ♣ Thursday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.
Oldham County Community Education is sponsoring this free gardening class at the Oldham County Arts Center. For further information, contact Ag Agent Traci Missun.

Green Thumbs Outing ♣ Monday, October 9
The Green Thumbs Garden Club will meet at the extension office. For further details, contact Club President Katie Foley.

Monarchs in Mexico ♣ Monday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.
At Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, Tavia will speak (and share photos and videos) about her adventures when she visited the overwintering grounds of the butterflies and the storms that killed millions of Monarchs at the Reserves. She also will cover Monarch butterfly migration, the challenges they face, and what can be done to help them survive.This gardening class is 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 today to get on the list.

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


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