By Amanda Sears
MADISON COUNTY —
It is time again for “Spring Into Gardening.”
This year, we will be offering three great classes on April 11.
Each class will be offered twice, so you get the opportunity to participate in multiple classes.
The first set of classes begins at 6 p.m., while the second round of classes begins at 7:30 p.m. Each class will last approximately an hour.
The classes to choose from include (you can choose two out of three):
The Dirt on Soil and Fertilizer
Confused about what fertilizer is right for you?
Mike Land of Southern States and Brandon Sears, Madison County agriculture agent, will discuss how to take a soil test and how to understand the results, as well as how to interpret the information on a fertilizer bag and what types of fertilizers work best for each situation.
Wild Birds, What a Show!
Betty Sufana from Wild Birds Unlimited will discuss and show types of feeders, kinds of feed and plants for attracting songbirds to your backyard and garden.
Basic Landscape Design
Ray Tackett, horticulture agent for Bourbon County, will provide information on the basic design elements and steps involved in residential landscape design.
Photos will be used to demonstrate the art and science of common landscape projects.
Between the two rounds of classes (from 7 to 7:30 p.m.), there will be a Plant Swap.
Participants may drop off their items between 5 and 6 p.m. in our main front building.
Tickets will be given based on the items that are brought in to swap (see related table).
Once the swap begins, participants may pick items based on the order tickets were given out.
During this time, there also will also be taste testing of Plate it Up recipes.
Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, you can use recipes from this series with your favorite Kentucky Proud foods.
There will be a variety of samples to try and recipe cards for you to add to your own collection of favorites.
Paid pre-registration is required for this event. The cost is $4 for Madison County Extension Homemaker members or $5 for nonmembers.
For more information and a registration form, call 859-623-4072.
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.