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Love Your Mother (Earth)

These days, more and more folks are making a conscious choice to protect the environment – including the good people of Topeka.

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5 Gardening Trends for 2017

Here’s the scoop on popular trends in the garden for 2017, according to Garden Design, Country Living, and Sunset magazines.

Great Grilled Cheese

Love grilled cheese? Try these ideas to make the best grilled cheese sandwich!

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How to Design Your Own Tattoo

There are countless forms of self expression. One form that has many different meanings for many different people is the art of the tattoo.

Growing in a New Year

Get ready for spring with programs on everything from starting seeds to new plants for 2017, to perennials and evergreens presented by Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners