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 michael.boice@uky.edu.

Piet Oudolf Screening ♣ Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m.
The Temple (5101 US 42) hosts a movie screening about Piet Oudolf, Dutch garden designer and leader of the "new perennial movement."

Shrubs & Plants for Fall/Winter Interest ♣ Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Horticulture Assistant Michael Boice discusses plants that provide interest in the fall and winter landscape. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Theme Gardens ♣ Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 p.m.
Joan Burton and Jett Rose of Sunnyside Garden Club discuss designing a theme garden. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

All About CSAs ♣ Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Join the Oldham County Master Gardeners for their second annual fall plant sale at the John Black Center pavilion. Traci Missun, Oldham County Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, discusses Community Supported Agriculture. Sponsored by the Oldham County Master Gardener Association.

Terrariums ♣ Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Oldham County Master Gardener Deirdre Barnett demonstrates creating a terrarium. 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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