The Richmond Register

August 27, 2013

What’s happening with Extension Homemakers?

By Gina Noe
Extension Agent


Eastern Kentucky University students are back, Madison County schools are in session and the Madison County Extension Homemakers are gearing up for another busy year.

These are all signs that fall is almost here.

Get out your phone and calendar as you read this article, because you won’t want to miss any of the great programming going on at the Extension Center starting in September.

This year the Happy Hands quilters will be sponsoring a “block of the month” class.

Starting Sept. 5 and happening every first Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the quilters will do a block from the America is Beautiful Quilt.

To see a picture of the quilt visit our website,

For those who cannot attend the class during the day, it also will be taught on the fourth Monday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The first evening session will be Sept. 23. Call the extension office, 623-4072, for a supply list and pattern.

American Indians have lived in Kentucky for over 11,000 years. When Euro-Americans settled here, Shawnee, Cherokee and Chickasaw, among others, already lived here.

Today, Kentucky’s residents still hold misconceptions about our state’s American Indians. Join us Sept. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. to briefly review the long history, dispel some of the enduring myths, and answer questions about this misunderstood part of Kentucky’s heritage.

This program is just one of many Kentucky Archaeology Month activities going on state wide during September.

The Gardeners of Madison County invite you to attend their meeting on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Beate Popkin will be talking about “Incorporating Native Plants into the Design of the Home Garden.” Beate, an expert in the field, works with the Kentucky Botanical Garden in Lexington. Visitors are welcome.

What is a Jicama? How do I pick out a cantaloupe?

Have you ever asked yourself these questions?

Learn about shopping for fruits and vegetable to help you add more to your eating plan.  

Discover how to select and store fresh fruits and vegetables, find out more about exotic produce items, and gain more tips from the Kroger Registered dietitian to help you “UP” your daily fruit/veggie quota!

Plus, you’ll learn about new features and services inside the newly expanded Kroger Marketplace!

Sign up for the “Shopping for More Fruits and Vegetables Tour” today by calling 623-4072.  This program will be held at Kroger in Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m.  

Participation is limited so call soon.

As you can see, Madison County Extension Homemakers are a busy group, and provide lots of opportunities for education to the residents of Madison County. If you would like to find out more about Extension Homemakers visit our website,, or call 623-4072.

 Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.