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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@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

March

 

March 2, Burkesville
Pruning and Grafting Workshop    
Cumberland County Extension Service

The workshop will start off by visiting an orchard for a pruning demonstration. It will then transition back to the office for a classroom session followed by a hands-on grafting portion. You can register or obtain more information at 270-433-7700, dl_ces_cumberland@email.uky.edu, or cumberland.ca.uky.edu.


March 2, Lexington
Low Input Lawn Care    
Fayette County Extension Service

You can have a very nice yard with a minimal input approach. We will discuss why less fertilizer can be beneficial and how to get the most out of your turf by simply following the grasses’ natural biology and seasonal growth. The class is free, meets at 6:30 p.m., and requires pre-registration. For more information, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.


March 3, Russell Springs
Pruning and Grafting Workshop
Russell County Extension Service

This free workshop meets at 2 p.m. and will be conducted by Dr. Strang. For additional information call 270-866-4477, email dl_ces_russell@mail.uky.edu, or visit russell.ca.


March 5, Clermont
First Sunday Nature Hike
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Join volunteer naturalist Joe Rogers the first Sunday of each month for an engaging 45-60-minute nature walk. Registration is not required; just show up with your curiosity and comfortable walking shoes. All ages are welcome. The event is free, 2-3 p.m. For more information, call 502-955-8512, email nature@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.


March 7, Lexington
Unusual Annuals from Seed
Fayette County Extension Service

We will discuss many old-fashioned cottage garden varieties you may want to try as well as some spectacular giant annuals that can be very dramatic if you have the room. We will send you home with seeds for a few of them to grow yourself. The class fee is $10, and meeting time is 3 p.m. For more information or to register, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.


March 7, Paducah
Toolbox Garden Series
McCracken County Extension Service

This is a free class with different topics each session. Meeting time is 5-6 p.m. For additional information call 270-554-9520, email dl_ces_mccracken@email.uky.edu, or visit mccracken.ca.uky.edu.


March 8, Hazard
Vegetable Growers Workshop
Perry County Extension Service

This workshop is for persons interested in effectively growing vegetable crops. For meeting time and additional information, call 606-436-2044, email dl_ces_perry@email.uky.edu, or visit perry.ca.uky.edu.


March 9, London
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
Laurel County Extension Service

John Strang, extension professor for the University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture, will demonstrate proper techniques for grafting fruit trees. The class meets for two hours, beginning at 10 a.m. For additional information call 606-864-4167, email dl_ces_laurel@email.uky.edu, or visit laurel.ca.uky.edu.


March 9, London
Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration
Laurel County Extension Service

John Strang, extension professor for the University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture, will provide a hands-on demonstration of proper pruning methods for fruit trees. The location is to be determined. The demonstration is from 2-3:30 p.m. For additional information, call 606-864-4167, email dl_ces_laurel@email.uky.edu, or visit laurel.ca.uky.edu.


March 9, Lexington
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: The Early Spring Crops
Fayette County Extension Service

This class will focus on the early spring crops that can be planted and harvested before the main spring planting window. Participants will receive a copy of our vegetable growing guide and a packet of seeds. This free class requires pre-registration and meets at 6 p.m. at the Southern States Cooperative, 2570 Palumbo Drive. To register, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.


March 9, Burlington
18th Annual Public Workers Tree Seminar
Boone County Enrichment Center

Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council’s annual seminar will cover a wide range of topics relating to tree care and management (pruning, pests/diseases, invasive species, mulching, etc.). The event is geared toward public works employees but is also open to tree board members, local tree care companies, and the public. The $25 registration includes program materials, lunch, and refreshments; registration deadline is March 6. 7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. For more information or to register, visit nkyurbanforestry.org.


March 11, Burlington
Fruit Tree Pruning
Boone County Extension

Discuss why we need to prune fruit trees and how to do it. Following the discussion, we will travel to a local site and do hands-on fruit tree pruning. The class meets 9-11 a.m. For additional information, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.


March 11, Elizabethtown
Can U Digit?
Pritchard Community Center

Enjoy a fun-filled day of learning about gardening through workshops, vendors, and make-n-take. Hosted by Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners, this event is designed for homeowners, hobby gardeners, professionals, or anyone who wishes to expend their knowledge of gardening. You can make-n-take a kokedama, a Japanese garden art form consisting of a soil ball covered with moss on which an ornamental plant grows (additional $10 fee). 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $15/$25. For additional information, call 270-735-2230, visit mastergardeners.us, or visit their Facebook page.


March 14, Burlington
Basics of Wildlife Management
Boone County Extension Service

Natural and artificial habitat improvements will be discussed, as well as nuisance concerns and management. 1:30-3:30 p.m. For additional information, call 859-586-6101, email
dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu,
or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.


March 15, Union
Plants for Wet Areas
Boone County Arboretum

Join us to learn which plants will thrive in wet areas of the landscape and how to use wet soils to enhance your garden. Registration required, 1-2:30 p.m. To register, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.


March 16, Lexington
Potatoes
Fayette County Extension Service

Each participant will leave with an assortment of seed potatoes to try. Pre-registration is required; the cost is $15 and the class meets at 6:30 p.m. To register, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.


March 16, Shelbyville
Outdoor Naturalist
Shelby County Cooperative Extension

Make plans to attend this month’s outdoor naturalist class from 6-8 p.m. The class is free, but please reserve a seat by calling 502-633-4593.


March 16, LaGrange
Living Along a Stream
Oldham County Extension Service

If you live along a stream or have a ditch on your property, you can learn to protect your property from erosion while conserving clean water for your family and neighbors. Join us for this free workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and receive a free tree. For additional information, call 502-222-9453, email l_ces_oldham@email.uky.edu, or visit oldham.ca.uky.edu.


March 18, Clermont
Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Water Conservation Design and Practices
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Join horticulturist Casey Hammet for a workshop that will cover watering frequency and amount, watering techniques and timing, and water conserving catchment systems and practices. The cost is $10/$15 for members/non-members, with registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program. 10 a.m.-noon. To register, call 502-955-8512, email rhutchison@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.


March 18, Clermont
Smart Gardens & Landscapes: Organic Gardening
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Join horticulturist Eric Garris in discovering organic alternatives to create a natural, healthier, pest-free environment in your own green space.  Learn how to apply organic fertilizers and pesticides and how to use natural mechanical control methods to make them work for you. The cost is $10/$15 for members/non-members, with registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the program. 1-3 p.m. To register, call 502-955-8512, email rhutchison@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.


March 21, Lexington
Onions and Leeks
Fayette County Extension Service

This class will provide an overview of the commonly grown onions and their relatives. We will provide transplants of newer, harder to find onions and leeks for your garden. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $10 and the class meets at 6:30 p.m. To register, call 859-257-5582, email dl_ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.


March 21, Burlington
Deer and Rabbit Tolerant Plants for the Landscape
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center

Join us from 1:30-3:30 p.m. to learn about selecting deer and rabbit tolerant varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowers for your home landscape. For more information, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.


March 22, Burkesville
Seed Exchange
Cumberland County Extension Service

The exchange will take place at Cumberland County Public Library. You can bring seeds to swap out with other seeds that will be available, pick up gardening and nutritional publications, and network with other gardeners. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For additional information, call 270-433-7700, email dl_ces_cumberland@email.uky.edu, or visit cumberland.ca.uky.


March 25, Burlington
Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center

Forestry and wildlife experts from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio will address audience concerns regarding the management of your properties. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information, visit tristatewoods.ca.uky.edu or call
859-257-7597.


March 25, Clermont
Early Spring Wildflower Walk
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Join Wren Smith, interpretive programs manager, to scout for and celebrate early spring flowering ephemerals. The cost is $10/$12 for members/non-members, with registration and payment due by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the program. The walk is 2-4 p.m. To register, call 502-955-8512, email rhutchison@bernheim.org, or visit bernheim.org.


March 25, Union
Reforest Northern Kentucky
Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council

This is an annual, all-volunteer project organized to restore native Kentucky woodlands. Bring your friends, family, and shovels to the Piner property of Big Bone Lick State Park from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, contact NKUCFC at reforestnky@gmail.com or visit nkyurbanforestry.org.


March 27, Lexington
A Glimpse of a Lunatic’s Garden
Fayette County Extension Service

Enjoy a virtual tour of 2016 through the seasons with photos of plant favorites and combinations. 6-8 p.m., $20, with all proceeds going to the display gardens at The Arboretum. To register, call 859-257-5582, email dl _ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.


March 27, Somerset
Growing Backyard Tree Fruits
Pulaski County Extension Service

The UK fruit extension specialist will lead the program. Everyone who pre-registers by March 15 will get a newly grafted apple tree to take home. The cost is $7, or $2 for extension master gardeners. For registration/information call 606-679-0720, email dl_ces_pulaski@email.uky.edu, or visit pulaski.ca.uky.edu.


March 28, Burlington
Apple Tree Grafting
Boone County Extension Service Enrichment Center

Learn how to graft the proper way and why it is essential for growing quality tree fruit. 10 a.m.-noon. For additional information, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.


March 28, Lexington
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: The Early Spring Crops
Northside Branch Public Library

We will present the basic concepts of growing vegetables, focusing on the early spring crops that can be planted and harvested before the main spring planting window. Participants will receive a copy of our vegetable growing guide and a packet of seeds. 6:30 p.m. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, call 859-257-5582, email dl _ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.



April

 

April 1, Pikeville
Fifth Annual Appalachian Seed Swap
Pike Central High School

This is a buy-sell-trade event with classes and demonstrations. For more information, call 606-432-2534, email ces-pike@lsv.uky.edu, or visit pike.ca.uky.edu.


April 4, Lexington
Sunflowers
Fayette County Extension Service

We will cover how to plant and grow sunflowers and provide each class member a variety of unusual types to grow in your home garden. Class meets at 3 p.m. with a cost of $15. To register, call 859-257-5582, email
dl _ces_fayette@email.uky.edu, or visit fayette.ca.uky.edu.


April 5, Burlington
Tree and Shrub Diversity in the Landscape
Boone County Extension Service

Avoid the common mistake of over-planting undesirable species. Discover new and exciting tree and shrub varieties for the northern Kentucky landscape. 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, call 859-586-6101, email dl_ces_boone@email.uky.edu, or visit boone.ca.uky.edu.


April 13, Union
Spring Blooms at the Arboretum
Boone County Arboretum

Join us for a guided tour of the arboretum’s stunning spring blooms as they welcome the new growing season. Learn about great spring bloomers for your own garden and landscape. Meet at Shelter #2 at 1 p.m., lasting until 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-384-4999, email arboretum@boonecountyky.org, or visit bcarboretum.org.







 

 

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.