Photo: Woodford County Rain Garden, Courtesy of Faye Tewksbury, Woodford County Horticulture Agent.
Please see a list of resources, below, indexed by topic:
Composting
Raised Bed Gardening
Rain Barrels
Rain Gardens

Composting

Publications

Home Composting: A Guide to Managing Yard Waste Publication (HO-75)

Household Composting: Methods and Uses for Compost (Purdue Extension)

Household Composting with Worms (Purdue Extension)

 

Activities

Edible Compost

 

Instructional Videos and Displays

It's Gotten Rotten 20 minute video developed by Cornell University that discusses the composting process and the applications of composting in a classroom setting. Video and Teacher's Guide available for download.

Build a Vermicompost Bin 5 minute video featuring Amanda Gumbert, UK Extension Specialist, building a worm compost bin.

 

Additional Resources and Links for Backyard Composting

US EPA Composting at Home


Raised Bed Gardening

Publications

Gardening in Small Spaces Factsheet

Home Vegetable Gardening in KY (ID-128)

Vegetable Cultivars for KY Gardens (ID-133)

 

Instructional Videos

Raised Bed Garden Part 1 of 2 (5:28 minutes) and Raised Bed Garden Part 2 of 2 (7:30 minute) This video series shows how to construct raised garden beds using various materials and discusses benefits of raised beds especially for people with limited mobility.

Raised Bed Gardening This 2:57 minute video clip features Marshall County gardener with arthritis that is utilizing raised beds.

 

Additional Resources and Links for Raised Bed Gardening

Gardening in KY YouTube Site


Rain Barrels

Extension Publications and Factsheets

Building a Rain Barrel (HENV-201)

DIY Building a Rain Barrel From a Pickle Barrel Factsheet

 

Short Articles/Information Releases

General Rain Barrel Tips

 

Instructional Videos

DIY Rain Barrel Build  This 15 minute video shows how to construct a rain barrel from a pickle barrel.


Residential Rain Gardens

Publications

Residential Rain Garden: Design, Construction, and Maintenance (HENV-205)

 

Short Articles/Information Releases

Rain Garden Fall Maintenance Tips

 

For additional information, including photographs and a map featuring demonstration gardens throughout KY, visit our Residential Rain Garden webpage.