August 12, 2018
From The Ground Up - Chiggers (audio)

They have several names such harvest mites, harvest bugs, and even harvest lice.  Call them what you want, but most people know them as chiggers and how they can leave your skin red, irritated and with an itch you just can’t keep from scratching.  Chiggers are the topic on From The Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment with Mercer County horticulture extension agent Jessica Bessin.


August 4, 2018
From The Ground Up - Physiological Disorders of Tomatoes (audio)

If you are growing tomatoes in your backyard, or in pots, or wherever, are they healthy looking?  Are they misshapen, have any spots or other strange features.  Those maybe physiological disorders and we will talk about them on From The Ground Up.with Mercer County horticulture extension agent Jessica Bessin..


July 25, 2018
From The Ground Up - Composting (audio)

Composting.  It’s good for the environment and it’s good for planet earth.  This time on From The Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture Food and Environment, we are talking with Woodford County horticulture extension agent Faye Kuosman about composting . 


July 21, 2018
From The Ground Up - Planning a fall garden (audio)

Do you plan to have a fall garden with those items that are less heat tolerant and like the cooler

temperatures?    We are talking about planning your fall garden with Woodford County horticulture

extension agent Faye Kuosman on From The Ground Up.


July 19, 2018
From The Ground Up - Deadheading and sidedressing flowers (audio)

When we get to this point of the summer and if you have flowers, either annuals or perennials, they

may be starting to look a little ragged.  We have some tips for you on how to perk them up and make

them look a little better on From the Ground Up with Woodford County Horticulture Extension Agent

Faye Kuosman.

 


July 9, 2018
From the Ground Up - Tomato Leaf Spot Disease (audio)

If you are a backyard gardener and grow a few, or a lot of tomatoes, you are probably starting to have a

lot of them right about now, but are you also seeing some spots on your on tomato leaves, it could be

the beginning of tomato leaf spot disease. Woodford County Horticulture Extension Agent Faye

Kuosman discusses on From the Ground Up.


July 2, 2018
From the Ground Up - July lawn care (audio)

Lawn care is different when we get to summer than it is in the spring, when your grass is growing like crazy.  This year may be an exception because of all the rain we have had, but July lawn care still requires maintenance.  We are talking about July lawn care with Woodford County horticulture extension agent Faye Kuosman.


June 25, 2018
From The Ground Up - How to Plant a Tree (audio)

Have you heard the expression, right tree, right place?  If you haven’t, we will explain on From the Ground Up, with Franklin County Horticulture Extension Agent Adam Leonberger about the right place to plant a tree.  Sometimes referred to as Right Tree, Right Place.How to plant a tree


June 18, 2018
From The Ground Up - Mulching trees (audio)

We turn our attention to trees on From the Ground Up.  Are your trees properly mulched in your lawn and landscape?  If not, we will tell you how to do it with Franklin County Horticulture Extension Agent Adam Leonberger.


June 11, 2018
From The Ground Up - Japanese beetles

They are a coppery-winged pest and they do not discriminate on what type of plants they feed on and that of course is the Japanese beetle.  We talk about how to combat the dreaded Japanese beetle on From the Ground Up with Franklin County horticulture extension agent Adam Leonberger.


June 5, 2018
From The Ground Up - Preventing sick vegetable plants (audio)

It won’t be long, if you got your vegetable plants and seeds in the ground early enough, you will soon be having tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn and beans, and you want them to be healthy and free from disease.  Franklin County horticulture extension agent Adam Leonberger discusses preventing sick veggies on From The Ground Up.


May 29, 2018
From The Ground Up - Controlling dandelions (Audio)

They are aggressive and have a reputation for being the most recognized weed in suburban

lawns and that is the dandelion.  You probably don’t want them in your lawn or landscape and on

From The Ground Up Scott County extension agent for horticulture Sharon Flynt explains how to get

rid of them.


May 21, 2018
From The Ground Up - Pruning flowering shrubs (AUDIO)

You might have heard it referred to as rule of thumb number two, prune spring

flowering shrubs after flowering.  Learn more on From The Ground Up with Scott County extension

agent for horticulture Sharon Flynt.


May 14, 2018
From The Ground Up - How to grow culinary herbs

Would you like to have a kitchen herb garden that will impress your friends and neighbors?  Well, for

some, your first question might be, what is a kitchen herb garden?  We explain and talk about some

culinary herbs that you can grow at home on From The Ground Up with Scott County Horticulture

Extension Agent Sharon Flynt.


May 7, 2018
Growing mint (AUDIO)

The first weekend of May in Kentucky means Derby and the official beverage of The Derby is the mint julep.  We will talk about one of the essential ingredients, mint, next on From The Ground Up with Scott County horticulture extension agent Sharon Flynt.


April 30, 2018
From The Ground Up - Farmer's Markets

April 23, 2018
From The Ground Up - Spring Lawn Care Tips

You may have already cut your lawn at least once or twice this season and you can find out more information about spring lawn care on From The Ground Up with Boyle County horticulture extension agent Alexis Amorese.


April 16, 2018
From The Ground Up - Pest control for home vegetable gardens


April 9, 2018
From The Ground Up - Planning Your Garden

Spring is here and if you are a gardener you are ready to get outside and get your garden ready.  Boyle County horticulture extension agent Alexis Amorese says some planning before you start planting can help on From The Ground Up.


December 1, 2017
Kentucky's Ag Economy Improves in 2017

University of Kentucky agriculture economists delivered some good news regarding the state's ag economy for 2017 at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau in Louisville.


October 29, 2017
From the Ground Up - How to Pick a Pumpkin

Nothing says it is fall more than a field of bright orange pumpkins. It is a favorite whether you are carving one for a Halloween jack-o-lantern or using the contents for pumpkin pie or maybe another use. How do you choose the right pumpkin? Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin gives us the inside scoop on From the Ground Up.


October 23, 2017
From The Ground Up - Planting Trees in the Fall

It seems our theme for the month of October has been about planting in the fall. We have talked about planting garlic, cover crops and bulbs for flowers in the spring. On this edition of From the Ground Up, we continue that theme as we talk about planting trees in the fall with Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin.


October 16, 2017
From The Ground Up - Planting Flowering Bulbs in the Fall

Next spring when everything is coming alive again and the trees are budding, you might wish youhad more color in your yard or landscape. If you want that next spring, you need to take the steps now by planting bulbs this fall. Get the details on From The Ground Up with Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin about planting bulbs in the fall.


October 9, 2017
From The Ground Up - Planting a Cover Crop

When your vegetable garden is done for the season, like it probably is right now, you might want to consider planting a cover crop. What is a cover crop? Mercer County extension horticulture agent Jessica Bessin explains on this edition of From The Ground Up.


October 2, 2017
From the Ground Up - Planting Garlic

Want to keep the vampires away this Halloween? Then plant some garlic in your garden. That has long been the myth about planting garlic, but whether myth or reality, planting garlic is the topic on From the Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment with Mercer County Extension Horticulture agent Jessica Bessin.


September 25, 2017
From the Ground Up - Fall Invaders

They are called fall invaders those creepy, crawly, creatures that try to find a way into our for homes for a warm place to hang out as cooler weather approaches in the fall. But we can put a halt to their invasion and Boyle County Extension Agent for Horticulture, Alexis Amorese, explains on From the Ground Up.


September 17, 2017
From the Ground Up - Soil Testing

Something you may have never done as a backyard gardener, but should do every other year or so, is get a soil test. It’s easy to do, gives you some valuable information about thesoil in your garden or landscape, and in most cases usually is free from the Cooperative Extension Service in your county. Soil testing is our topic on From the Ground Up with Boyle County Extension Horticulture Agent Alexis Amorese.


September 11, 2017
From The Ground Up - Managing and Planting Fall Perennial Flowers

Annuals, biennials, perennials, if you aren’t an avid gardener, it can be confusing sometimes with all these terms when we are talking about flowers and plants. We will talk about all these and hopefully explain with Alexis Amorese, the Boyle County Extension Horticulture Agent.


September 5, 2017
From the Ground Up - Bacterial Leaf Scorch

Do you have landscape trees or other trees that are prematurely browning or losing leaves? It could be a disease called bacterial leaf scorch. We will discuss with Boyle County Horticulture Extension Agent Alexis Amorese on From the Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment.


August 27, 2017
From the Ground Up - August Is A Transitional Month - Pt. 4

August usually signals that it is time to think about renovating and seeding our lawns, as wellas fertilizing with the fall just around the corner. Scott County Extension Agent for Horticulture Sharon Flynt discusses these topics in the final of our series, August is a transitional month.


August 22, 2017
From The Ground Up - August is a transitional month - Part 3 - Planting Fall Vegetables

August signals that it is time to plant our fall gardens if we want to enjoy some of those coolseason vegetables when fall rolls around. Scott County Extension Agent for Horticulture Sharon Flynt talks about that in part three of our series August is a transitional month.


August 14, 2017
From the Ground Up - August Is A Transitional Month - Part 2

August does not mean that things are slowing down in the garden. If anything, it picks up! On From the Ground Up, from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Scott County Extension Agent for Horticulture Sharon Flynt discusses that topic, in part two of August is a transitional month.


August 7, 2017
From The Ground Up - August - a transitional month in the garden

August is a transitional month in our lawns and gardens and with it comes different responsibilities. We will talk about that with Scott County Extension Agent for Horticulture Sharon Flynt.


July 31, 2017
From The Ground Up - Cover Crops for Your Vegetable Garden

You know when your vegetable garden is done for the year, it’s good to think about a cover cropfor the winter. There are many benefits to a cover crop for your garden and Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre talks about what cover crops to consider for your vegetable garden.


July 19, 2017
From The Ground Up - Planning Your Fall Vegetable Garden

You know it is never too early to start planning your fall vegetable garden, even though we are in the middle of summer and up to our elbows in tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers and beans. But never the less, we should be looking ahead to the fall garden and Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre talks about the fall vegetable garden and when to plan and plant.


July 16, 2017
From The Ground Up - When to Harvest Vegetables

Now that summer has rolled into mid July, we are finally starting to see ripe tomatoes, cucumbers and corn, just to name a few, in our vegetable gardens at home, and at the Farmer’s Market. But how do we know when things are ripe and read to pick? We will talk about that next on From The Ground Up with Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre.


July 10, 2017
From the Ground Up - Weed Control in the Vegetable Garden

If you have a vegetable garden, and you got everything planted early enough, you are probably beginning to see and enjoy the fruits of your labor. But with all the rain we have had lately,you are struggling with weeds taking over your garden. Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre talks about weed control in your vegetable garden.


July 5, 2017
From The Ground Up - July Lawn Care

July and hot weather brings on more weed problems in your lawn. On this edition of From the Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre talks about weed control in your lawn.


June 26, 2017
From The Ground Up - White Grubs

How’s your lawn looking so far this year? With all the rain we have had this year, most lawns are looking pretty good and keeping everyone hopping trying to keep up with the mowing every 5 to 7 days. On From the Ground Up we talk about a pest that can wreck your lawn quicker than a drought. From the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Bourbon County horticulture extension agent Ray Tackett talks about white grubs.


June 19, 2017
From the Ground Up - Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have been in the news a lot the past couple of summers, find out how to avoid and eliminate them.


June 9, 2017
From the Ground Up - Ticks

It seems ticks have been in the news a lot lately, mainly because we had such a mild winter.  Bourbon County Horticulture Extension Agent Ray Tackett talks about ticks on this edition of From The Ground Up.


June 5, 2017
From The Ground Up - Fire Blight

The cool, wet weather we have experienced this spring, has been good in some ways and maybe not so good in others. One of the not-so-good is that the cool, wet weather has contributed to Fire Blight of our apple and pears trees. This week on From The Ground Up, Bourbon County Horticulture Extension Agent Ray Tackett talks about Fire Blight.


May 30, 2017
From The Ground Up - Tomatoes

Even if you don’t consider yourself a gardener, lots of people probably still grow at least a couple of tomato plants. Amanda Sears, Horticulture Extension agent in Madison County, reports according to studies done at the University of Illinois, tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown in the US. But despite how much we love tomatoes, they can be a bit finicky. But those problems can be avoided with a little extra care. Find out more on From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment with host Jeff Franklin.


May 19, 2017
From The Ground Up - Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is one of nature's most unwanted plants, especially if you are allergic to it.  Madison County Horticulture Extension Agent Amanda Sears, talks about ways to get rid of this unwanted invasive plant.


May 11, 2017
From The Ground Up - Emerald Ash Borer

What is a green jewel-colored beetle, that is native to Asia, and feeds on trees in the Ash species family? You may have figured it already, because it has been in the news a lot the past several years, it’s the Emerald Ash Borer and yes it’s here in Kentucky and destroying our ash trees. Welcome to From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. I’m your host Jeff Franklin and we are talking about the EAB with Woodford County Extension Horticulture Agent Faye Tewksbury.


May 11, 2017
From The Ground Up - Starting Your Garden

May is here and if you are an experienced gardener you have already been preparing for a new season. We are going to offer some tips to get your garden off to a great start on From The Ground Up. Hello and welcome to From The Ground Up. I’m Jeff Franklin from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and I am talking with Madison County Horticulture Extension Agent Amanda Sears about starting your garden.


May 11, 2017
From The Ground Up - Insider Gardening Tips

There are a myriad of ways to learn more about gardening, from magazines, to books, to websites, all dedicated to gardening. On From the Ground Up we are going to find out more about those insider tips from Madison County Horticulture Extension Agent Amanda Sears. Welcome to From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. I’m your host Jeff Franklin and on this program, insider tips, tricks of the trade from years of gardening.


April 24, 2017
From The Ground Up - Composting

Learn what it takes and how to compost in this interview with Woodford County Horticulture Extension Agent Faye Koosman.


April 17, 2017
From The Ground Up - Spring Lawn Care

Learn what to do to prepare your lawn for spring.


April 10, 2017
From The Ground Up - How to Prune Trees and Shrubs

Hear this week on From The Ground Up how to prune your landscape trees and shrubs.


April 4, 2017
From The Ground Up - Spring and Summer Gardening

Woodford County Horticulture Extension Agent Faye Koosman talks about what to do to prepare for spring and summer gardening.


April 6, 2015
Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center on UK at the Half

February 11, 2015
UK at the Half spotlights Ron and Tracey Werner-Wilson

December 22, 2014
UK Campus Kitchen

University of Kentucky students have launched their own Campus Kitchen and several Lexington residents now know where their next meal is coming from.

The Campus Kitchens Project is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger in their community. The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky provides free, nutritious meals to Lexington citizens by using food that would otherwise go to waste. Through a partnership with UK’s dining partner Aramark, students recently began collecting unused food from locations such as dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants and farms. Program organizers estimate they will collect enough food to provide several hundred Lexingtonians with a meal each week. The Campus Kitchen group at UK has partnered with the Lexington Senior Center, Catholic Action Center, Hope Center and the Martin Luther King Academy to reach those in need. 

Additional information can be found at http://news.ca.uky.edu/article/uk-fires-its-campus-kitchen.