Lexington, KY Home and Garden Events for February 2018
THURSDAY 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.
SATURDAY FEB 3
GleanKY’s 10th and FINAL Heirloom Seed Sale will be held on February 3, at Hunter Presbyterian Church from 9 am to 3 pm. 51 varieties of heirloom fruit and vegetable seeds will be available, in addition to Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions. In addition, they will have a Compost 101 workshop starting at 1 pm. You can learn the basics of small scale home composting – what’s going on inside the active pile, and how to troubleshoot common problems.
MONDAY 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.
THURSDAY FEB 8
GleanKY is hosting their annual open house with information on the 2017 gleaning results, updates on plans for 2018, a chance to meet the staff and board, as well as fellow volunteers, donors, and stakeholders of GleanKY’s work. 5:30 pm at Plantory
WEDNESDAY 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.
FRIDAY 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. February 23 through 25 at The Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena.
THURSDAY MARCH 1
UK Urban Forestry Programs Presented by Heather Wilson, LFUCG Arborist An understanding of the importance of the urban forest and of many of the benefits one provides has grown in the past few decades, enabling cities across the world to embrace and value trees as the assets they are. Learn how Lexington has made strides toward garnering support for trees and natural areas, how these resources are currently being managed, some road blocks, and how you can help support and influence the path forward. 6:30 pm, St. Michael the Archangel (on Bellefonte).
This article can also be found on page 14 in the February 2018 print edition of Ace.
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