Oldham County Master Gardeners
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.
Peggy Wooldridge, President
Nanette Dietmeyer, Vice President
Juliana Klein, Treasurer
Abigail Rennekamp, Secretary
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.
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