Our horticulture program provides educational training and technical assistance to our community. Our technical services include soil testing, disease diagnosis, and plant, weed, and insect identification.
What is Horticulture Extension?
The Christian County Extension Office Horticulture program provides educational training and technical assistance to our community. Our technical services include soil testing, disease diagnosis, and plant, weed, and insect identification. Cooperative Extension is the major provider of research-based information for consumers and horticulture businesses.
Resources You Can Use
Plant & Produce Directory - listing of all roadside stands, farmers markets, and garden shops in the area.
Christian County Lawn Care Directory - listing of local landscapers, tree workers, and lawn care providers.
Christian County Tree Week Events
Join the Master Gardeners as we discuss How to Start Your Own Compost! This is part of our Beer Garden-ing Series. The class is free.
TITLE: How to Start Your Own Compost
DATE: Tuesday, October 10
PLACE: The Hopkinsville Brewing Company, 102 E. 5th Street
Pre-registration is not required.
Bumps on leaves and stems of the odd variety? Chances are they are tree galls. Join this online class to learn all about them with Dr. Michael Skvarla, Entomologist with Penn State University and podcast host.
TITLE: The World of Tree Galls
DATE: Wednesday, October 11
TIME: 11:30 AM
PLACE: On-Line Live Zoom meeting
Pre-registration is required: HERE
If you have ever wanted to grow pecans, walnuts, and the other nut trees that do great in Kentucky, this bring-your-own-lunch-n-learn will help get you started. The class is held at the Emerging Technology Building on the Hopkinsville Community College campus (park in the first lot on the right along the campus driveway from North Drive). We will begin with a presentation followed by a tour of the pecan grove on campus.
TITLE: Nuts About Nut Trees
DATE: Friday, October 13
TIME: 11:30 PM
PLACE: Hopkinsville Community College, Emerging Technology Building, Hopkinsville
The Audubon Society will host an introductory guide to birding with a Bird Walk for all ages. Early morning is a great time to see a wide variety of birds. Let the experts guide you and maybe discover a new hobby. Along the way, they will point out some key trees and how to identify them. Binoculars are provided for use for those who pre-register.
TITLE: Bird Walk and Tree ID
DATE: Saturday, October 14
TIME: 8:00 AM
PLACE: Hopkinsville Rail Trail - meet at the North Drive Trail Head
Pre-register by calling 270.886.6328
Growing wildflowers if wildly popular. But what if you have a lot of shade? The Jeffers Bend Botanical Garden has a great shade garden of native wildflowers. Master Gardeners will lead a show-n-tell of excellent selections you can start growing in your own garden.
TITLE: Understory Wildflowers
DATE: Saturday, October 14
TIME: 9:00 AM
PLACE: Jeffers Bend, 1170 Metcalfe Lane, Hopkinsville