From Master Gardener June Sandercock
Last year the JCMGA Community Education Committee provided programs to organizations throughout the Metro area, including, among others, the Louisville Metro Library’s How-To Festival in May, KIPDA’s Child Care Provider Certification Training, and the Louisville Nature Center’s late winter gardening series.
Our crowning achievement in 2015 was the development of the new “In The Garden” (ITG) series. Building on the concept developed for the Lessons Learned garden tours, ITG provides horticultural and urban agricultural programming taught by master gardeners in their own backyards.
In this unique series, participants learn first-hand from a gardener’s experience, skill and knowledge, and leave the program more easily able to begin a new gardening project or enhance an existing space. Thanks to our ITG guinea pigs: Trilba Smith for showing us how to incorporate edibles into existing ornamental beds and borders, Peggy Campbell for discussing ways to transition from a higher to lower maintenance horticultural landscape, and to June Sandercock for helping gardeners to understand and appreciate the value of evaluating a landscape in the Fall and providing tips for how to improve their garden spaces.