Offering workshops on nutrient management for Fayette County residents

The ENRI Task Force will be presenting workshops on the essentials of sound nutrient managment practices in your home landscape through December 2018.  The workshops are free and open to the public and offered through neighborhood/homeowner associations and other community organizations. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for grant funded soil testing and assistance with soil sample collection.  The program was developed by Extension Specialists in water quality, horticulture, and turfgrass management and is funded through the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government's Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program.  

Key concepts: 

  • Know what you are applying: major nutrients and common sources
  • At the root of the matter: soil testing - benefit, method, and interpretation of results  
  • Go forth: simple practices to apply in your home landscape

Why is this important?  Research has shown that runoff from home lawns and gardens is a large contributor to nutrient pollution in our waterways.  Nutrients are conveyed through storm sewer systems to streams and other surface water bodies.  Excess nutrients result in algal blooms which degrade water quality impacting public health and impairing ecological systems.  Implementing some simple practices in the home landscape will reduce nutrient pollution. Join us to learn what you can do to save time, save money, and save the environment.

If you are interested in more information or in hosting a workshop, please email Suzette Walling (s.walling@uky.edu) 

Link to the Suds and Science presentation below:

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