What is Horticulture Extension?

The Bullitt County 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.

2023 Horticultural Photo Contest

Sponsored by the Bullitt County Master Gardener's, the entry deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2023. Win $100 for first place, $75 for second place, or $50 for third. Photos that do not place may be selected for use in our 2024 calendar. For a complete list of rules and terms, please visit the URL to fill out our entry and registration form. Please contact Lorilee Kunze at 502-543-2257 with questions.

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Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program is designed to expand horticultural knowledge and service throughout the community with the use of trained volunteers. Trained through a hybrid of classroom lectures, labs, and demonstrations, Master Gardener's help the extension service reach more residents with gardening information and resources.

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Upcoming Programs

Check out what classes and events are coming up in our Horticulture department.

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Bullitt County Beekeepers' Association

Bullitt County beekeeping volunteers provide public educational programs with research-based information from the University of Kentucky Extension. Volunteers interpret extension recommendations for consumers, give advice and answers to questions on a broad range of beekeeping and related topics, including native plant culture, entomology, and environmental stewardship.

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Lorilee R. Kunze

Extension Agent, Horticulture

(502) 543-2257 lorilee.george@uky.edu Bullitt County Extension Office 384 Halls Lane Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40165

Tiarra L. Mercado

Extension Assistant, Horticulture

(502) 543-2257 tiarra.m@uky.edu Bullitt County Extension Office 384 Halls Lane Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40165