EKU Red Bern Garden Field Day is set for September 23rd

Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky Extension Service and Kentucky Programs Field Day at EKU Red Barn Garden (north of Ashland Building, outside Kit Carson Drive) Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Speeches and demonstrations

(Each talk / demonstration begins at 5:00 pm and is repeated every hour (5:00, 6:00, 7:00)

Maple syrup in Kentucky?

Presented by John Duval, EKU Gardening Technician

Did you know that maple syrup can be made here in Kentucky? Did you know that 100% pure maple syrup is a natural sweetener and a healthier alternative than refined sugar? Listen to the process of becoming a sugar cane gardener.

Dressing in the garden?

Presented to Owen County, UK Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent by Kendall Bowman

What are some effective ways to grow your garden? Learn about the different melting methods and see the display of the plastic melting layer used in commercial vegetable production.

Elderberry Establishment and Health Benefits

Presented by Alexandria Heiss, EKU Gardener Student

Did you know that older strawberries help boost the immune system? Learn about the different techniques of aging strawberries and ways to incorporate them into your diet.

Fruit and vegetable food safety

Presented by Jeremy Tucker and Skylar Campbell, EKU students

Protect your customers and family! Find out the best ways to wash a product. See how commercial fruit and vegetable washing works with other appropriate post-harvest handling methods.

Top 5 Gardening Mistakes

Presented by Amanda Seers, British Extension Vegetation Agent in Madison County

Gardening should be a peaceful pastime, but it is often a stressful task. Madison County Veterinary Agent Amanda Seers discusses five things that can help make your garden more enjoyable!

Come and go activities

n Family activities presented by EKU Horticulture students and young horticulturist Dr. Cynthia Dominghi

n Visit the Farmers Market vendors from Madison County

n Visit the Red Bern Garden

For more information on the festival, contact the Ecuadorian Department of Agriculture, jacob.domenghini@eku.edu or call 859-622-2228. For updates and changes, please see the EKU Garden Development Facebook page.

Kentucky Cooperative Promotional Education programs apply to all people, regardless of economic or social status, and include race, color, national origin, nationality, religion, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, Age, elderly condition, or physical or mental disability.

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