Home and Garden March 2018

Home and Garden March 2018

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BIA Central KY presented Home Builders Association of Kentucky (HBAK) Design & Remodeling Awards to Nick Keitz of Keitz Construction, LLC and Baron Gibson of Baron Gibson Designs LLC. Baron Gibson received awards for a new home under 2,000 square ft., as well as bathroom and addition remodels. Nick Keitz received an award for a kitchen remodel.




Join Lexington’s Urban Forestry Programs to learn how Lexington has made strides toward garnering support for trees and natural areas, how these resources are currently being managed, and how you can help support and influence the path forward. 6:30 pm at Wild Ones



The Bluegrass Trust Antique and Garden Show, Kentucky Horse Park (through the weekend). Daily lectures, ala carte cafes & bars.

The Kentucky Crafted Market is March 2-4 at The Kentucky Expo Center (Louisville). Nearly 200 Kentucky Crafted and selected out-of-state artists will be represented. Enjoy live performances of Americana, bluegrass and world music, as well as specialty food products from Kentucky Proud food vendors.

7th annual OAK conference focusing on organic farming and eating is March 2-3 at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center North. The conference programing includes intensive short courses and sessions on various topics where attendees can learn from more than 35 exhibitors.



Get a jump start on your early spring garden at Wilson Nurseries’ Sow Like a Pro Workshop. Start planning your garden, selecting seed, growing healthy seedlings, germination, transplanting and timing techniques.11 am at Palumbo location



Seeds Sprouts and CSAs, Good Foods CoOp. Learn about local farm CSAs, swap seeds, enjoy a native species workshop, dig into kids activities and more.

The Arboretum hosts the 2018 Glories of the Garden Artists’ exhibit on March 4 at 2 pm.

Create fragrant and colorful spring bulb gardens in Italian terra cotta bowl planters at Bluegrass Blooms Welcome Spring Workshop. March 4 at 2:30 pm



Master Community Gardener Training is an 8 week training (every Tuesday at 6 pm at the Plantory) on the how and why of gardening in community. Guest speakers and Seedleaf staff will share how to grow and share food, and how to compost food waste. You will learn all you need to know to care for your home garden, or to help Seedleaf with one of their 15 free u-pick spaces.


MAR 15

sproutsThe Kentucky Children’s Garden season grand opening is March 15 at The Arboretum. The Children’s Garden is open Thursday-Sunday and runs from March 15 through May 27.

If you want to step up your camp cooking game, make plans to attend J&H Lanmark’s workshop hosted by Valerie Askren, author of Backpacking Kentucky and Hike the Bluegrass and Beyond. She will offer tips on how to make great tasting meals when out in the backcountry.


MAR 17

Wilson Nurseries hosts a Hanging Basket Workshop on March 17 at 11 am. They will care for your basket in the greenhouses until it’s warm enough to thrive outdoors in your garden, or on your porch or patio. (Palumbo Location)

Grab your friends, enjoy a glass of wine, and green up your indoor space with a burst of vibrant tabletop life. Create a garden in glass at Wilson Nurseries’ Spring Terrarium Workshop on March 17 at 2 pm. (Palumbo Location)


MAR 22

Founders Lecture from Richard Weber will be on March 22 at 7 pm at Gluck Auditorium, Gluck Research Center. Richard has been immersed in the development of the garden known as “Springhouse,” with its picturesque grounds and garden center specializing in unusual hardy plants.


MAR 24

Grow & Go Organic for Healthy Living, 1:30 pm at Wilson’s on Palumbo. Mac Stone of Elmwood Stock Farm will share how plants interact with their surroundings to become exactly what the human body needs. Mac is a member of USDA’s National Organic Standards Board, and helped develop the Kentucky Proud program while with Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture. He runs a Certified Organic CSA (community supported agriculture) Farm Share program with his family on their Central KY farm.


This article can also be found on page 14 in the March 2018 print edition of Ace. 

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