Quilting outside of the block

Most of us think of quilts as cozy blankets that Grandma used to make, but there’s a whole new world of quilting techniques and materials out there!

Dryland Gardens and No-Mow Yards

We’ve all grown used to the ideal of a lush green lawn surrounding our homes, but there are exciting new landscaping alternatives.

Artists and Crafters Unite!

We are fortunate to have many creative people in our community – so we have a wonderful variety of arts and crafts groups that meet regularly! Joining an art or craft group might provide just the creative outlet you need.

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.

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

Great New Gardening Reads

What to do when it’s too cold/snowy/wet to work in the garden? That’s the perfect time to browse new gardening books!

Your Home as your Blank Canvas

Your home is like your blank canvas, and every choice you make is like putting another daub of paint on your masterpiece.

Plant Now for Wow Later

If you want your yard or garden to pop with color next spring, now is the time to make that happen. It’s time to plant spring flowering bulbs: crocus, hyacinth, snowdrops, tulips, daffodils and more.