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Beginning Cheese Making

A “Beginning Cheese Making” class, part of the Gardner’s Toolbox Series, will be held 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. Try your hand at making mozzarella from whole milk. Class size limited; cost is $5. For more information, call 270-765-4121.

 

Beekeeping workshop

The Nelson County Beekeepers will host a beginner beekeeping workshop 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Nelson County Extension office, 317 S. 3rd St., Bardstown. Beekeeping terminology, building wooden ware, installing a hive are among some of the topics to be covered. The cost is $25 and lunch will be provided. Register by calling the Nelson County Extension office at 502-348-9204 by Jan. 17.

 

Private pesticide applicator training 

The LaRue County Extension office will conduct private pesticide applicator trainings at 2 p.m. Jan. 24; and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30. The office is located at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, Hodgenville. The two hour training (need to attend only one session) is for farmers whose certification to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides has expired, and for new producers who need the certification but have not been trained.  The training session will qualify attendees as a certified private pesticide applicator until Dec. 31, 2017. Call the Extension office at 270-358-3401 for more information. 

 

Community Farm Alliance

Community Farm Alliance annual meeting is 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm. Registration is $35. Breakfast and lunch served; silent auction. Register at www.communityfarmalliance.org.

 

Vegetable Gardening 101

A vegetable gardening class, part of the Gardener’s Toolbox Series, will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 4 or April 15 at Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. This class will get you started on your first vegetable garden, cover gardening in containers, square foot gardening and how to plan a garden for yourself and your family. Cost is $5. For more information, call 270-765-4121.

 

Beginning Organic Methods for Home Vegetable Growers

A “beginning organic methods for home vegetable growers” class, part of the Gardener’s Toolbox Series, will be 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. This will cover the theories and strategies of becoming a home organic vegetable grower. Cost is $5. For more information, call 270-765-4121.

 

How to Grow rhubarb

A “how to grow rhubarb” class, part of the Gardener’s Toolbox Series, will be 6 p.m. March 12 at Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. This perennial crop is easy to grow and harvest for an old-fashioned flavor. Cost is $5. For more information, call 270-765-4121.

 

How to grow blueberries

A “How to Grow Blueberries” class, part of the Gardner’s Toolbox Series, will be 6 p.m. March 19 at Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. Learn if you have the right soil to grow your own berries; cost is $5. For more information, call 270-765-4121.

 

How to Grow Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower

A “how to grow cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower” class, part of the Gardener’s Toolbox Series, will be 6 p.m. March 25 at Hardin County Extension Service, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. Learn all about the three biggest cole crops. Cost is $5. For more information, call 270-765-4121.

 

No-till drills

The LaRue County Conservation District has three no-till drills available for rent. For more information, call 270-358-3132. The office is located in the LaRue County Farm Bureau Building, 606 N. Lincoln Blvd., Hodgenville.

 

Dead animal pickup

For dead animal pickup, call Bluegrass Recycling at 888-744-1186. The cost is $87.50 and the LaRue County Conservation District will reimburse the landowner with receipt. For more information, call the Conservation District office at 270-358-3132.