• By Faye Kuosman, Extension Agent


Cover crop seed giveaway for Woodford County residents

Your vegetable garden has done a great job of feeding you this season, so why not return the favor? Instead of leaving the ground open over the winter, consider planting a cover crop, also known as green manure. Cover crops can add organic matter to the soil, reduce erosion, suppress weeds and help maintain the integrity of the soil.

The Woodford County Extension Service and the Woodford County Conservation District are sponsoring a free cover crop seed giveaway.

Each Woodford County resident can receive a free two-pound bag of a cover crop mix, which will include a legume and a grain. All you have to do is stop by the Agriculture Resource Building at 180 Beasley Drive in Versailles from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to pick up your free bag, while supplies last. For more information, contact Faye at the Woodford County Extension Office at 859-873-4601.

Fall gardening workshop

Don’t forget to register for our annual Fall Gardening Workshop coming up on Saturday, Sept. 29. Registration deadline is Sept. 25. Sessions include Growing Bountiful Berries; Shade Gardening; Growing Heirloom Vegetables; Growing a Feast for the 3 B’s - Birds, Butterflies and Bees; and Incorporating Cut Flowers in Your Garden. There will also be a hypertufa pot make-and-take option. We have some excellent speakers coming to teach these classes. Sign up now to reserve your spot for this exciting workshop. Call the Woodford County Extension Office at 859-873-4601.

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