317 S. 3rd Street
Bardstown, KY. 40004
Phone: (502) 348-9204
Fax: (502) 348-9270
April 2015Volume 4, Issue 4
-Message from the Agent
-Food for Thought
-Earth Day 2015
-For the Kids
-Salad Day 2015
April is the
to support our
Earth Day 2015 = April 22 What are you doing to preserve the Earth?
Get some ideas on page 5.
A Message from
Last months message was all about my pops.
So for this one, my mom gets the honor.
April is home to Earth Day. On Earth Day, youre supposed to be reminded of why you love the Earth, and how you can help it.
You see, we as humans are pretty lucky to get to call this planet home. Ive never been to Mars or Venus
or Saturn, but from what I learned in grade school, Im pretty sure Ill stay here.
Growing up, my mom was constantly outside. She mows the grass, pulls the weeds, and makes the outside of our house
just as much a home as she makes the inside.
My mom taught me to care for my piece of the Earth. To love it, nurture it, water it when the skies arent doing a
good enough job, and never let it look dead (the horror!).
I will be the first to admit that Im jealous of her love for mowing the grass. I see it as a chore and a hassle and Id prefer to pay someone to do it for me. But that doesnt
make her lesson any less effective. I hate to mow. I could just choose not to. I could choose to not worry about the
health of my yard or plants, since Im not very good at keeping them alive. But instead, I care for the Earth by
having someone else do it for me.
Its still my moms lesson, it just looks a little different.
Sometimes I think as parents, you worry that your kids arent listening to you or that youre not getting through to them, just because they dont act the same way you do in a certain situation. Thats not always the case. Most often, the lesson is there, they just play it out a different way. So keep
up the good work. Keep teaching. Theyre listening.
County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences
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Food For Thought:
Italicized dates on the calendar mean a
community event. Check page 4 for
those. Green dates are Extension
events, which are listed below.
Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but
footprints. Kill nothing but time.
-Motto for Baltimore Grotto
April 1: Eat $mart
12:301:30 p.m. OR 5:306:30 p.m. Nelson County Extension Office
April 3: All Pro Dads
7:007:45 a.m. Coxs Creek Elementary
April 7: Building Low Cost Raised Beds
6:30 p.m. Nelson County Extension Office
April 9: Slow Cooker Appetizers and Desserts
12:30 p.m. Bloomfield Library
April 9: Ultimate Frisbee
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Nelson County Ext. Office
April 17 All Pro Dads
7:007:45 a.m. New Haven School
April 21: Super Food Gardening
10:00 a.m. Nelson County Ext. Office
April 22: Eat $mart
12:301:30 p.m. OR 5:306:30 p.m. Nelson County Ext. Office
April 24: Homemaker Salad Day 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Nelson County Ext. Office April 24:
All Pro Dads 7:007:45 a.m.
Foster Heights Elementary April 28:
Early Exposure 5:306:30 p.m. Boston School
April 29: Developing A Culinary Herb Garden
5:30 p.m. Nelson County Extension Office
Check out these awesome
programs in Nelson County!
What? Basic Computer Skills with Resume Preparation
Where? Kentucky Career Center
When? April 6, 8, 10 from 9:0010:30 a.m.
What? Interviewing Techniques Where? Kentucky Career Center When? April 14, 28 from 9:0010:30 a.m.
What? Yoga Where? Bloomfield Branch: NC Public Library When? April 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 9:00 a.m. & April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 12:45 p.m.
What? Go Girl Exercise Where? Bloomfield Branch: NC Public Library When? April 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Participation Station (502-331-4677) offers support groups and
recovery meetings with trained individuals for those suffering with
a mental illness. The center is open every MondayThursday from
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. (Located at 138 Robin Dr.)
The last week
store has a $5
Check it out!
310 N. 2nd St
Dont forget that the Kentucky Career Center has someone
available every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. to
assist those wishing to sign up for the Affordable Care Act.
If you are ever in need of a job, please visit
the Kentucky Career Center!
860 W. Stephen Foster Ave502-348-2709
There is a huge listing of jobs available
right now in our area.
Earth Day 2015
Heres a couple of ways you can celebrate Earth Day this year!
1. Plant a tree.
2. Plant wildflowers.
3. Have a garage sale or donate items you no longer want.
4. Upcycle a piece of furniture instead of buying a new one.
5. Make a bird house.
6. Educate yourself.
7. RECYCLE! And teach your kids about recycling.
8. Pick up trash along the road or at a park
(please, be safe while doing so!)
9. Ride your bike.
10. Save water.
11. Wash your car with a bucket of water instead of a
12. Get your kids involved!
13. Reuse something you would normally throw away.
14. Make and use your own green cleaning supplies (call us for recipes if you missed the class last month!)
15.Get outside and enjoy this beautiful place we get to call home.
For The Kids
Match the Earth Day activity to the tools needed:
Making a bird house
Picking up trash
Planting a tree
Washing your car
Who: Youth Ages 9-18
What: Ultimate Frisbee!
Where: Nelson Co. Ext. Office
When: April 9th from 10 am -1 pm
Why: To Get Outside and Move!
Free to attend! Call 502-348-9204 to RSVP by April 3rd
Participants should wear closed-toed athletic shoes & athletic pants or shorts.
Come join Nelson County 4-H on Thursday, April 9th for
some Frisbee, Ultimate style! We will meet at the Nelson
County Extension Office in order to divide into teams and
then will play in the field adjacent to the office. Ultimate
will last from 10-Noon and then we will have lunch
together from Noon-1pm.
Abby Van Meter, SNAP-Ed Nutrition Assistant
Mark Your Calendars!
Nutrition News Abby Van Meter, SNAP-Ed Nutrition Assistant