The University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture conducts research, offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study, and delivers research-based technology and information to the nursery and landscape, vegetable, fruit, and floriculture industries, and to the general public through the Cooperative Extension Service. The Department of Horticulture emphasizes sustainable systems. Its mission is to discover new knowledge, develop and evaluate new technologies and appropriate use of environmental resources for horticultural crop production and utilization, and deliver information to horticultural clientele for improving the quality of life in Kentucky, the United States, and the world.

Homesteading Course

Homesteading is a self reliant way of living. Homesteading can mean growing and preserving your own food, making products with your own two hands, or just getting back to nature. The Whitley, Laurel and Bell County Cooperative Extension Services have joined together to offer you a year's worth of interesting and informative homesteading classes!

To view the brochure and learn more, click HERE.

Gardener's Toolbox

Informative gardening classes taught by Horticulture Agent, Paul Dengel.

To view the brochure and see a list of the classes, click HERE.

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