Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo
An Earth-friendly Home, Lawn and Garden event
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Shawnee Civic Centre 13817 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216
- Vendor information and application
- Healthy Yards Expo flyer
- How to take a soil test.
- List of Native Plants for Sale at the Expo
Concession Stand: Breakfast and Lunch will be available for purchase during the Expo provided by a local Boy Scout Troop.
Make greener choices for your yard and home at the Ninth Annual Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo — a FREE Earth-friendly lawn and garden event.
Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities (KHYC), developed by K-State Research and Extension, helps homeowners make better choices on environmentally conscious lawn and garden care techniques. Johnson County Extension is teaming with Johnson County Stormwater Management and the cities of Lenexa, Overland Park and Shawnee to present the Expo.
Discover simple, easy Earth-friendly practices for achieving a nice yard while still protecting our water, air and healthy soils.
The Healthy Yards Expo features
- seminars, and
to help residents become “greener” in their lawn and garden care. It’s a one-stop learning event on green ideas and services.
New this year — Native Plant Sale!
Choose from over 1,000 plants selected specifically to thrive in your garden. Locally and organically grown, shop the best native plants for our area.
Be sure to:
- Register for Door Prizes!
- Six $50 vouchers for native plants will be given away
- One rain barrel
- One composting bin
- Free Tree Seedling: First 100 visitors get a free tree seedling, courtesy of Overland Park.
- Free Native Plants: First 500 visitors get 2 free native plants (with completed Expo Passport) — courtesy of Johnson County Stormwater Management
- Visit with Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners and local plant societies. They’ll offer expert advice on gardening and plant cultivation
- Talk with city representatives to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about cost share programs for establishing rain gardens and rain barrels
- Listen to informative speakers on topics such as native plants, pollinators, vegetable gardening and landscaping
- Fun for the Kids:
- Enjoy a free Stone Lion Puppets show at 10a.m.,
- Plus Make-&-Take Kids Crafts from 10 – 11a.m.
Johnson County Residents — Get a FREE soil test
Johnson County residents can get a free soil test, compliments of Johnson County Stormwater Management and Johnson County Extension.
- Bring your soil sample to the Expo to receive the free testing. How to take a soil test.
- A soil test will provide you with the fertility needs to grow healthy plants while protecting our soil and water.
We are currently looking for businesses and non-profit groups to have a booth during the Expo. Your business must be a green related product to the home and landscape. The committee must approve any vendors. For more information please download the application or contact us.