Before the farmers and the homesteaders, before the Kansa, the Pawnee and the Kiowa there was the little bluestem, the pale prairie coneflower and the butterfly-weed.
Compost for your garden is a good thing. Find out all about composting at the library with the Master Gardeners.
Daylilies are the perfect perennial because they are easy to grow in Kansas. Find out how easy they are to grow when the Master Gardeners come to the library.
We host the biggest and most fun Green Fair in Northeast Kansas. Come to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library April 16 for giveaways, information, tips and tricks, live music and fun.
Where do you recycle? Here are a couple of sights that will give you a directory of places to go to recycle almost anything. Shawnee County website has a map with all the recycling centers. Keep America Beautiful – Topeka/ Shawnee County has a directory under Recycling What can you recycle? Aluminum Cans Recycling one [...]
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people.” As I was reading about functions trees provide us I thought of them as “air scrubbers”. Another place mentioned they [...]
Learn from the experts Monday, June 28 10:00 am Monday Farmer’s Market Library Parking Lot Folks from Kansas Lavender, at Ingwerson Farms will talk to you about harvesting & drying lavender as well as its many uses. Kansas Lavender / Ingwerson Farms is located eight miles west of Topeka, Kansas just off Interstate 70 and Valencia [...]
Why Kansas Native Plants? Native plants are those plants that are indigenous to a region. Many of these plants are perfect for your gardens and landscaping your yard. They are hardy, beautiful, and unusual. He’ll be here to answer more of your questions at the presentation. Go here to read more about his native plant [...]
What is a rain barrel? A rain barrel is a container that collects and stores rainwater from downspouts and rooftops for future use watering lawns and gardens. Generally a rain barrel is made using a 55-gallon drum, a vinyl garden hose, PVC couplings, a screen grate to remove debris and keep insects out, and other [...]
Whether you have questions about lawns, vegetables, flowers, or landscape maintenance, the Shawnee County Extension Office provides information for all who live and work in Shawnee County –homeowners, lawn services, and nurseries. Subject matter specialists are prepared to provide you with non-biased, research-based information. If you have a garden-related problem, you can the Master Gardeners at 785-357-4769 for advice. [...]
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