Upcoming Event – Spring into Green: Outdoor Living Edition

The 6th annual Spring Into Green workshop will feature various aspects of outdoor living.  This area-wide event will occur on Thursday, March 13th at Mid-Continent University in the Cougar Center and classroom building.  Mid-Continent University is located at 99 E. Powell Rd in Mayfield.  Spring Into Green is sponsored by the Purchase Area Extension Agents for Family & Consumer Sciences.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the welcoming remarks at 9:30 a.m. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Winston Dunwell of University of Kentucky Extension Horticulture Specialist presenting on New Ideas in Landscape Design.  The workshop will conclude at 2:30.

Participants will be able to choose four of five mini-sessions:

The Incredible Edible Landscape – Kelly Jackson, Horticulture Agent in Christian County, will explore great plant choices that will help you have an incredible, edible landscape.

Grills and Outdoor Cooking – Riff Turner, Master Food Volunteer, will demonstrate tips and tricks to make the most of your grill and outdoor cooking experiences.

Water Features 101 – Dick Roberts, Paducah attorney, will discuss what you need to know when choosing a type of water feature that best suits your outdoor environment.

Rain Barrels – Ashley Osborne, Extension Associate, will share how a rain barrel is a simple and inexpensive means of conserving water from rooftops for use during drier periods.

Pre- registration, which includes a catered lunch, is $10 and due to the Hickman County Extension Office by March 6.  Make checks payable to PEAFCS.  For a registration form and for more information, contact the Fulton County Extension Office, 2114 S 7th Street, Hickman, 270-236-2351.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

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