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Past Learning Opportunities

This page will feature all past learning opportunities (events, workshops, classes).

Lunch & Learn Series:  Growing Herbs 

All classes are from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

RSVP at 270-821-3650

February 21:  Sage, Mint, Lavender

March 20:  Basil, Oregano, Thyme

April 17:  Cilantro, Parsley, Chives

May 22:  Rosemary, Fennel, Dill

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Seminars & Swaps 

February 3, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Attend one or all of these classes

RSVP at 270-821-3650

9 am:  Orchids

10:30 am:  Bromeliads & Air Plants

12 pm:  Aroids (Monstera, Philodendron and more)

1:30 pm:  Houseplant Swap


December 18 at 5:30

Construct and take home your very own terrarium! 

Cost is $5 per person

Pre-pay and RSVP at 270-821-3650 by December 8.

Kokedama Workshop

November 30 at 5:30 pm

Learn about the Japanese style of growing plants in moss-covered mud balls. Each participant will take home their own kokedama creation! 

Cost is $5 per person.

Pre-pay and RSVP at 270-821-3650 by November 15.

Lunch & Learn Series:  Holiday Plants 

Classes are from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

RSVP at 270-821-3650

October 25:  Holiday Cacti

Learn how to care for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter cacti. Participants will be able to plant a cutting to take home!

November 29:  Norfolk Island Pine

Learn how to care for the lovely Norfolk Island Pine tree that can be grown year-round in your home!

December 7:  Poinsettias

Learn all about Poinsettias and how to keep them alive after the holidays are over.

All About Bulbs Workshop

October 10th, 5:30 pm

Learn about different kinds of plant bulbs, when to plant, when to dig, how to store and how to care for them.

RSVP at 270-821-3650.

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Kids' Gardening Workshop

June 29th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for hands-on gardening activities! Kids will take home a free potted plant!

For ages 8-12.

Space is limited!  RSVP at 270-821-3650.

All About Hummingbirds

June 20th, 5:30 pm

In honor of National Pollinator Week, let's talk about a little bird with a big purpose! Come learn about hummingbirds and how to attract them to your garden..

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The Importance of Plants:  Overcoming Plant Blindness

June 5th, 5:30 pm


Despite the critical roles plants play for our survival, they are often overlooked and forgotten. This class will provide in-depth discussion on not only why plants are important but also why humans should care about them and be advocates for their conservation.

How to Create Your Own
Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat

March 4, 2023 at 10:00 am

Mahr Park Arboretum Event Barn A

55 Mahr Park Dr, Madisonville, KY

Jacob Crider works as an educator and naturalist at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, where he teaches classes and programs on wildlife, environmental science and sustainability and works on the grounds as a forest steward and gardener. He studied sustainability and environmental analysis at the University of Louisville. Join this free event to learn more about the basics of developing a certified wildlife habitat right in your own back yard.  

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Master Gardener Class

January 18, 2023      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hopkins County Extension Office

Click here if you are interested in joining the next class.

Spring Wildflowers

March 20th, 5:30 pm

Spring is finally in the air! Learn about different spring wildflowers that bring life back to the dreary Kentucky landscapes.


February 27th, 5:30 pm

Learn about different species of orchids and how to care for them.

New Growth
Starting Seeds Indoors

January 30th, 5:30 pm


Want to get an early start to your garden this year? Come and learn how to start flower and vegetable seeds indoors and keep them alive and thriving until they are planted outdoors.

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