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

 

Managing Nuisance Wildlife ♣ Monday, March 6th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Dr. Matt Springer, UK Wildlife Specialist, will cover wildlife pests of gardens, landscapes, and backyard chicken flocks, followed by coyote and black headed vulture issues with livestock.

Good Agricultural PracticesMonday, March 20, 10:00 a.m. - noon

"Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a set of production guidelines designed to reduce the likelihood of microbial or other contamination of fresh fruits and vegetables. It focuses on utilizing safe techniques and inputs on all levels of the farm to fork food chain. When a farmer utilizes GAP principles in their production it means they are proactively taking steps to reduce the possibility of producing unsafe produce and meat products."

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.

 

 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.

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

 

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