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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

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Basket mixed fresh vegetables

Community Garden Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – Noon

(Note: Doors open at 8 a.m. Be sure to sign up for door prizes when you arrive!)

Location:  Olathe Community Center, 1205 E Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061 (Map)

Fee: $5, includes refreshments

cherry tomatoes growing on the vineRegistration: Register by calling 913-971-8563. Registration Code: 19538. Register online.

Whether in your backyard or in one of the many community garden locations around the area, vegetable gardening is as popular as ever. 

To help local vegetable gardeners learn more and to be successful, we are co-sponsoring this vegetable gardening workshop with Olathe Parks and Recreation.

How to combat common garden issues
Bee polinating hibiscus flowerTopics for this workshop were selected to help you have greater success. Sessions will include battling in the garden:

  • weeds,
  • insects,
  • disease, and
  • wildlife

Lenora Larson Marais des Cygnes K-State Extension Master GardenerKeynote presenter: Lenora Larson
Lenora Larson, Marais des Cygnes Extension Master Gardener will deliver an informative presentation on pollinators.

Whether you garden in a community garden or in your own backyard, there will be helpful information for greater success.

Register by calling 913-971-8563. Registration Code:19538

Register online here.


8 – 8:25 a.m.
Registration and sign in

8:30 – 9 a.m.
That Shouldn’t be there… What to do when weeds come calling
Jesse Gilmore, K-State Graduate Student

9 – 9:45 a.m.
Battling Bugs and Fungus
Zac Hoppenstedt, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

9:45 – 10 a.m. Break

10 – 10:30 a.m.
Combating Critters: 2 & 4 legged foes
Dennis Patton, horticulture agent, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

10:30– 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – Noon
The Love Connection: Building a pollinator-friendly garden

Lenora Larson, Marais des Cygnes Extension Master Gardener

Wrap Up and Door Prizes Give-away
Workshop Committee

Other Resources

The Johnson County Extension program has a wealth of knowledge provided by our horticulture agent, Dennis Patton. Dennis has developed numerous articles for the local media and press releases on timely topics. These articles can assist you with finding the information you need to make wise choices in the lawn or garden.

Agent Articles on Vegetable Gardening

Johnson County Residents Get One Free Soil Test

The first key to lawn and garden success is knowing soil fertility. Johnson County residents are encouraged to take advantage of a free routine soil analysis which tests the pH, phosphorus and potassium levels of the soil. The basic fertility test, sufficient for most homeowner lawns and gardens, normally costs $12.

To learn more about how to get your free soil test click here.