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Home and Garden Events for February 2018

FEB 1

Tony Brusate, president of the Central Kentucky Audubon Society, will discuss how easily everyone can (and should) get involved in watching birds and counting birds for citizen science. He will also cover how Audubon’s new Native Plants for Native Birds initiative overlaps with Wild Ones’ mission. Expect a crash course in binocular basics, bird ID tips, e-bird reporting, and choosing native bird-friendly plants to attract your favorite birds to your yard. 6:30 pm, St. Michael the Archangel (on Bellefonte)

Center for Crop Diversification and Bluegrass Farm to Table presents “Farm to You: Connecting with Community Supported Agriculture.” Learn how community supported agriculture (CSA) works and how much it costs, and speak with local farmers about their CSA programs and delivery options. 5 pm at West Sixth Brewing.

 

FEB 5

Looking to buy a property or move in the next year, learn all the ins and outs of the process from Lexington Young Professionals Association member experts. Come network and get your questions answered at “Connect and Learn: First Time Homebuyer’s Guide.” 5:30 pm at Pivot Brewing

FEB 10

Get a jump start on your early spring garden by cultivating herbs and veggies from seed. Wilson’s will show you the basics…starting with planning your garden, selecting seed, growing healthy seedlings, germination, transplanting and timing techniques. Learn the tricks of our trade and get those “babies” started for the garden of your dreams. $10 fee includes expert instruction, seed tray and starter soil, seed pack of your choice and a 10% materials discount for workshop participants. 10:30 am, Wilson’s (Frankfort)

 

FEB 20

Spring into the 2018 Real Estate Market hosted by the Women’s Council of Realtors Lexington. 11:30 am at Waterford Clubhouse

 

FEB 21

Learn how you can grow your vegetables the natural way. Casey County farmer Jerome Lange will be teaching “The Seven Keys” of organic gardening from his book of the same name. Through mastery of The Seven Keys, not only can most gardening problems be solved, but the earth, as well as the people who enjoy eating the crops, can be nourished in the process. 6:30 pm Good Foods Co-Op

FEB 23

Builders Industry Association of Central Kentucky hosts the 2018 Central Kentucky Home Expo. The Expo will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest in home improvement, building and remodeling trends. Also, there will be a Tiny Home Village, Smart Home Central, “Make Your House a Home for Life” with Barrier Free Living Accessibility Modifications, Landscape & Outdoor Living Area, Lawn & Turf Equipment and much more. This will be an all-new home building and improvement show like never before! February 23 through 25 at The Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena.

 

FEB 24

Sprout a healthy lifestyle this year by growing your own sprouts and microgreens. In this Wilson’s workshop, you’ll learn techniques to grow and enjoy 10 types of tasty sprouts. Includes recipe sharing and tasting, so you’ll get the know on how to grow something fresh & fun during the winter weeks. $15 fee covers instruction, tasting, & starter seeds. 10:30 am, Wilson’s (Frankfort)

 

This article also appears on page 21 of the February 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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