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Upcoming Events for Kentucky

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

January 29, Jackson
Private Applicator Pesticide Training
Breathitt County Extension Service
The training will take place at 10 a.m. and will provide important information for selection and use of pesticides in the home garden or landscape. For information/registration, call 606-666-8812, email dl_ces-breathitt@email.uky.edu, or visit Breathitt.ca.uky.edu.

January 29, Covington
Succulents for Home and Landscape
Kenton County Extension Service
Learn how to grow succulents as houseplants and discover the many ways succulents add diversity and interest to the outdoor landscape. The class fee is $5 and includes two hardy succulent plants for you to take home. 1-3 p.m. For additional information, call 859-356-3155, email dl_ces_kenton@email.uky.edu, or visit kenton.ca.uky.edu. 

January 29, Shelbyville
Food Gardening, Session 1
Shelby County Cooperative Extension
Get a head start on the 2019 home garden with this introduction to growing vegetables and small fruit trees. This is the first of five sessions, each with a different topic. 6:30-8 p.m. For additional information or registration, call 502-633-4593, email dl_ces_shelby@email.uky.edu, or visit shelby.ca.uky.edu.

January 30 or 31, Alexandria
Private Applicators Pesticide Certification
Campbell County Environmental Education Center
The training will provide important information for selection and use of pesticides in the home garden or landscape. The meeting time is 6:30 p.m. for the January 30 training and at 9:30 a.m. for the January 31 session. Choose only one session. For information/registration, call 606-666-8812, email dl_ces-breathitt@email.uky.edu, or visit Breathitt.ca.uky.edu.

January 31, Somerset
High Tunnels: Construction, Principles, and Management
Pulaski County Extension Service
High tunnels are a great way for commercial fruit or vegetable growers to produce a crop slightly out-of-season and usually, get a higher price for that crop. Come learn the basics of the design of the tunnel and some of the management concerns. Pre-register for this free program. Only those pre-registered will be notified of cancellations. 6-7:30 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 606-679-6361, email dl_ces_pulaski@email.uky.edu, or visit pulaski.ca.uky.edu.

February 2, Lexington
Winter Tree ID
The Arboretum
Join curator Emily Ellingson and professor Rob Paratley to study the basics of winter tree identification. Learn tips and tricks to help identify common Kentucky trees by silhouette, bark, bud, and leaf scar. $10 per person, 1-3 p.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. Preregistration is required. For more information, call859-257-6955, email dmbast0@uky.edu, or visit ca.uky.edu/arboretum.

February 2, Lexington
Plant Families:  Soil Matters
The Arboretum
This program is designed for children 5-10 years old and their families. The cost is $7 for up to three people and $2 for each additional family member. Learn all about the important role of soil in its layers, both for plants and for the living members of the different layers. 10-11 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center.Preregistration is required.For more information, contact jackie.gallimore@uky.edu, call 859-257-9339, or visit arboretum.ca.uky.edu.

February 2, Burlington
Healthy Horticulture
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center
Join the Northern Kentucky Area Homemakers to discover the physical, emotional and mental benefits of gardening for adults in all stages of life. Speakers, exhibits, and demonstrations will address topics on growing plants to fit your lifestyle and the latest trends in home horticulture. The class meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and registration is required. For additional information or to register, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

February 5, Somerset
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Pulaski County Extension Service
If your private applicator card has expired or if you're in need of a new card, this training will certify you. A certified private pesticide applicator can use Restricted Use or General Use pesticides on any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him (her) or an employer, or to the lands of a farmer-neighbor. 5-7 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 606-679-6361, email dl_ces_pulaski@email.uky.edu, or visit pulaski.ca.uky.edu.

February 6, Burlington
Raised Beds & Cold Frames
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center
Meeting will discuss maintenance of raised beds and cold frames. Also covered will be ways to maximize production from these structures. There are two options for meeting times: 10 a.m.-noon or 6-8 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu. 

February 7, Lexington
Seed Starting
Fayette County Extension Service
Learn tips and techniques to help you successfully grow healthy plants indoors. Participants will receive materials to take home to grow their own transplants. We will also give away several of our seed-starting props as door prizes. The cost is $5, meeting time at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required. For additional information or to register, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

February 8, La Grange
Advanced Master Gardener – Small Fruits
Oldham County Extension Service
Participation in this class is limited to past Master Gardener graduates. 9-11 a.m. Call 502-222-9453 to reserve your seat. For additional information, email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.

February 11, Salyersville
Seed Saving Workshop
Magoffin County Extension Service
Learn all about saving seeds. Kim Leonberger will be presenting. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For additional information, call 606-349-3216, email dl_ces_magoffin@email.uky.edu, or visit magoffin.ca.uky.edu.

February 11, Salyersville
Backyard Fruit Web Series
Magoffin County Extension Services
Join us from 6-7 p.m. to learn how to manage your backyard fruits. For additional information, call 606-349-3216, email dl_ces_magoffin@email.uky.edu, or visit magoffin.ca.uky.edu.

February 14, Burlington
Defining Spaces in the Landscape
Boone County Arboretum
Learn how to design a usable, functional landscape. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Preregister online through February 14. For information/registration call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.

February 16, Frankfort
Garden Tool Maintenance
Franklin County Extension Service
For this hands-on class you can bring up to two tools and a metal garden file (if you have one). This class will teach you basic maintenance and sharpening skills. This is a free class, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is required, so please call 502-695-9035 by February 11. For additional information, email dl_ces_franklin@email.uky.edu or visit franklin.ca.uky.edu.

February 22, La Grange
Advanced Master Gardener – Plant Propagation
Oldham County Extension Service
Participation in this class is limited to past master graduate graduates. 9-11 a.m. For information/registration, call 502-222-9453, email dl_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu, or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.

February 23, Covington
Pruning Shrubs in the Landscape
Kenton County Extension Service
Learn why and how to correctly prune shrubs in the landscape. There will be an indoor class plus an outdoor demonstration, so dress for the weather. This is a free class and registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon. For additional information or to register, call 859-356-3155, email dl_ces_kenton@email.uky.edu, or visit kenton.ca.uky.edu. 

February 23, Lexington
Nature Art
The Arboretum
Come join us to create art out of nature and take a tour of the Glories of the Garden Art Exhibit.This program is designed for children 5-10 years old and their families. The cost is $7 for up to three people and $2 for each additional family member. 10-11 a.m. For information or registration, email jackie.gallimore@uky.edu, call 859-257-9339, or visit arboretum.ca.uky.edu.

February 25, Somerset
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Pulaski County Extension Services
If your Private Applicator card has expired or if you're in need of a new card, this training will certify you. A certified private pesticide applicator can use Restricted Use or General Use pesticides on any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him (her) or an employer, or to the lands of a farmer-neighbor. 5-7 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 606-679-6361, email dl_ces_pulaski@email.uky.edu, or visit pulaski.ca.uky.edu.

February 25, Frenchburg
Backyard Fruit Series
Menifee County Extension Office
The class meets from 6-7 p.m. For additional information, call 859-567-5481, email dl_ces_gallatin@email.uky.edu, or visit gallatin.ca.uky.edu.

February 26, Burlington
NKY Specialty AG & Hort Crops Conference
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center
UK Extension Agents in NKY & industry specialists will teach a variety of specialized topics: poultry and rabbit production, including incubation, breed & species selection & integrating them into horticultural operations; to grow or process industrial hemp; branded programs offered in Kentucky such as “free-range,” “natural,” “GMO-free,” and “organic” and what they mean; how to grow hops and select the best varieties. Growing small fruits, brambles, pumpkins, and other vegetables will be covered in a concurrent session, in addition to extensive information regarding utilizing high tunnels to extend the growing season. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For information or registration, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.

February 26, Lexington
Zinnias
Fayette County Extension Service
The wildly popular zinnia is a favorite no brainer but often succumbs to disease problems. We will introduce you to improved varieties that will have friends and neighbors drooling. You will be amazed at the bloom size, disease resistance and super bright colors. We will also offer some smaller flowered types that make great bedding plants. You will take home seeds for several colors and types. The cost is $10, class time is 6 p.m., and preregistration is required. For additional information or to register, call 859-257-5582, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

February 28, Burlington
Use of Plants in Landscape Design
Boone County Arboretum
Learn how plants can be used correctly to make your landscape multi-functional and beautiful. 6:30-8:30 p.m., preregistration is required. Register through February 28. For additional information/registration, call 859-257-6101, email dl­_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.

March 19, Crestwood
Volunteer Orientation
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Do you want to do good for your community, make the world a greener place, or spend more time in nature? Join our volunteer family! We encourage gardeners of all skill levels to come out. Orientation will be 9-10 a.m. For more information or to register, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

March 19, Crestwood
First Second Saturday Workday of 2019
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
Help us celebrate the days growing longer and the ground thawing with a volunteer project in the gardens! This also is a great way to earn those community service hours for BETA Club and National Honors Society.​​​​​​​ For more information or to sign up, call 502-241-4788, email Jackieg@yewdellgardens.org, or visit yewdellgardens.org.

March 23, Georgetown
Lawn and Garden Expo
Scott County Cooperative Extension Office
There will be garden lectures, a seed bank, demonstrations on multiple gardening topics, door prizes, children’s activities, and plenty of garden information and products for sale by local vendors! 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the Scott County Extension Office at 502-863-0984 or visit their Facebook page, “Scott County Master Gardener Association.”

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.

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