Can U Dig it?

"CanUDigIt?" is a fun-filled day of learning about gardening thru workshops, vendors, and Make-N-Take. Designed for homeowners, hobby gardeners, professionals or anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of gardening.

Download the flyer/registration form (application)
Return completed form by Wednesday, Feb. 1,2017. Mail to LTAMGA, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017.

Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where: Pritchard Community Center Arboretum: 404 S. Mulberry St, Elizabethtown, KY.

Hosted by: Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners Association


9:00 am - Registration and light refreshments

9:30 am - Keynote Speaker - Marshall Dirks - Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Proven Winners. Marshall will present "New Plants for 2017 and Beyond". Learn what it takes to get a plant to market and what plans to look forward to in 2017.

10:30 am - "How to Bring Magic to Your Garden" by Mary Thompson - Learn the myths and legends behind the flowers and herbs you plant and how they bring magic into your garden!

11:30 am - "Dr. Hortfreud is in the Garden" by Carol Michel - Have you heard the saying, "Gardening is cheaper than therapy?" Explore the benefits of gardening - physically, mentally and spiritually, with a mix of humor.

Lunch on your own- Food will be available for purchase.

2:00 pm - "Trip to Smallville" by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp - Check off your packing list as you take this journey with Jo Ellen with tips to right size your garden.

3:00 pm - "Plant This Instead" by Troy B. Marden - Be creative in your gardening by exploring better plant choices you should know.

4:00 pm - "Invasive Plants" by Beverly James - Arm Yourself with the knowledge to make wise decisions by recognizing invasive species.

"Make - N- Take" - Kokedama

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese garden art form. It is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. You can make this anytime during the day but pre-registration with payment is required. There is a limited number available.


You will have time to shop over 20 vendors! Items such as garden art, books, plant material, tools, and more will be available!

Silent Auction Items

A great way to have fun is to participate in the Silent Auction! There will be many unique garden items!

Workshop Speakers

Marshall Dirks As Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Marshall combines his 20+ years of horticultural experience and marketing skills to create awareness of the Proven Winners brand, including developing and maintaining a consistent, recognizable image of Proven Winners.

Mary Thompson is a storyteller, lifelong gardener, author and speaker for over 20 years on mythology and plant legends. Mary is originally from Peoria, IL and now lives in Loretto, KY.

Carol Michel, Indinapolis, IN, is a gardener, writer, owner of the world's largest hoe collection, keeper of the secrets to happiness in your garden, and collector of old gardening books.

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp is a popular garden speaker; television and radio guest; writer; author; garden coach; secretary of Garden Writers Association; & works at a large independent garden center.

Troy B. Marden hosts Volunteer Gardener on Nashville Public Television, is a popular lecturer, and an avid photographer.

Beverly James is the Preserve Manager of Floracliff Nature Sanctuary in Lexington and has a BS degree in Natural Resource Conservation and Management from UK.

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