Master gardeners get an education in grape growing at Rising Sons

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By Bria Granville

Last Tuesday a group of local gardeners took a trip to the Rising Sons Winery in Lawrenceburg where they were to learn about the maintaining of a vineyard and growing of grapes.
“Their wine was really good and we wanted to learn more about it,” Paula Mullins, a member of the Master Gardner’s and coordinator of the event, said.
“The last time I came I tried nine different wines and there was only one I didn’t like.”
The group invited several University of Kentucky experts to lead the class in the discussions throughout the day.
The Capital Area Master Gardner’s Association is a collection of individuals from five different counties that include Anderson, Franklin, Woodford, Boyle and Mercer.
Formed in 2008 the group attends different educational events together where they can socialize as well as learn about different aspects and techniques to gardening and nature. They also hold public education events for the citizens within their individual counties. In Anderson County classes are held at the local library and the county extension office.
To become a Master Gardner each member must pass a class and be tested on the material learned. Upon passing the test they must then complete one year of volunteer services.