Home and Garden News and Events for March 2018


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.



Thursday March 1

On March 1 at Wild Ones at 6:30 pm, 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.


Friday March 2

The Blue Grass Trust Antiques and Garden Show will be at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena from March 2 until March 4. Come see antiques, fine art, garden and floral design, silver, jewelry, rugs, prints, maps & more. You can purchase daily tickets at the door or for the entire weekend.

The Kentucky Crafted Market is March 2, 3, and 4 at The Kentucky Exposition 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.

The Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) holds its 7th annual conference focusing on organic farming and eating March 2-3 at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center North. The conference programing includes intensive short courses and sessions on various topics. Attendees can learn from more than 35 exhibitors and enjoy an organic lunch and snacks.


Saturday March 3

Get a jump start on your early spring garden at Wilson Nurseries’ Sow Like a Pro Workshop. Growers will show you the basics…starting with planning your garden, selecting seed, growing healthy seedlings, germination, transplanting and timing techniques, on March 3 at 11 am. (Lexington, KY Location)


Tuesday March 6

Seedleaf hosts an 8 week Master Community Gardener training program every Tuesday from March 6 to April 24. 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. Sessions are at 6 pm at Plantory.


Saturday March 10

Wilson Nurseries hosts their Spring Open House on March 10 at 9:30 am. Be among the first to see their Spring Collection and take a behind-the-scenes tour with their head grower at 1 or 3 pm. Also, try a taste of Sage Garden Cafe’s house-made oatmeal walnut and sourdough breads topped with a selection of specialty spreads. (Frankfort, KY Location)


Thursday March 15

The Kentucky Children’s Garden season grand opening for 2018 is Thursday, March 15 at The Arboretum. The Children’s Garden is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. The season runs from March 15 through May 27. Daily admission and season memberships are available for purchase.

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.


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Saturday March 17

Wilson Nurseries is hosting a Hanging Basket Workshop on March 17 at 11 am. Design and plant a hanging basket lined with moss, especially for your garden. They will care for your basket in our greenhouses until it’s warm enough to thrive outdoors in your garden, or on your porch or patio.

Wilson Nurseries are also hosting a Spring Terrarium Workshop on March 17 at 2 pm so grab your friends, enjoy a glass of wine, and create a garden in glass to add some green to your home this spring. (Lexington, KY Location)


Saturday March 24

At Wilson Nurseries’ “Grow and Go Organic For Healthy Living” on March 24, Mac Stone of Elmwood Stock Farm will share how plants interact with their surroundings to become exactly what the human body needs. You’ll leave with vivid understanding of how the diversity of the soil food web and the tens of thousands of species of bacteria and fungi in an organic system will boost your immune system.


This article also appears on page 20 & 21 of the March 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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