Karen Angelucci will be the speaker for the 8th annual Extension Leadership Event. Angelucci says” Growing up in Cynthiana, I knew that gardening was my thing. I have taken it to the extreme at times, and have had many successes and failures in the art of gardening. I created my book, Secrets of a Kentucky Gardener, to help myself and others get a grip on their landscape; so they could reap the rewards as I do.
I took 10 years and followed the season through, and now I have a complete journal of timely events for anyone in Kentucky.” She tells us “My next book, Secrets of Tennessee Gardening,” I created to cater to the “Volunteer State” Gardener. My newest book, Grimy, Grubby Gardening, delivers educational material to elementary age children. This children’s book is beautifully illustrated and will certainly introduce any child to world of gardening.”
Angelucci has made her books timely and USDA Zone specific, “you need only to read the month of chapter you are presently in to create a great landscape all year round” she says. “I included tons of lore, poetry, and quotes for extra entertainment, in case pruning bores you.”
She has lots of gardening and speaking experience. As a Fayette County Master Gardner, Angelucci has volunteered for the Arboretum at University of Kentucky, McConnell Springs, and The Hope Lodge. She serves as the Arboriculture Chair for the Garden Club of Kentucky as well as the South Atlantic Region Garden Clubs. She is a member of the Soil Mates Garden Club and serves as chair of the Lexington Tree Board and a member of the LFUCG Corridors Commission.
The Extension Leadership Event will be held Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the Harrison County High School cafeteria. Following the free meal and after dinner speaker, seven outstanding Extension leaders will be recognized and one community partner who has worked closely with Extension over the years. Come see who will be honored this year.