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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
jo@listserv.ksu.edu

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

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Classes and Events

August 11th

WIC Pop-Up Farmers Market

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This is a come-and-go event that’s free and open to the public. The Pop-up Market Includes garden tours and attendees can pick up fresh organic vegetables to take home from the market stand (donation suggested to support the WIC Community Garden).

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

August 16

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

August 19th

4-H Project Fair and Ambassador Game Night

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join the Johnson County 4-H'ers in a night full of fun! Come play great games of all kinds, and stick around for the 4-H Project Fair. Bringa  friend or a family member, and see all of the great projects Johnson County 4-H'ers created for the County Fair.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

August 23

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

August 27th

Kids in the Kitchen -Wraps and Snacks

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fun, nutritious wraps and snacks... perfect for after school or anytime a snack attack happens! This class will cover food safety, basic cooking skills and nutrition. (Suitable for ages 7-12) Check in for class starts at 9:45 a.m. Class begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and ends at noon.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

August 30

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

September 6

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

September 7th

K-State Garden Hour Series

Noon

Topic: Recommended Trees for Kansas

Often the shade, beauty, and other benefits of a tree aren't fully appreciated until decades after a tree is planted. As a result, picking the right tree for the right place becomes even more critical. Join Dr. Jason Griffin, Woody Ornamentals Horticulture Extension Specialist, as he highlights some of the best trees for Kansas and the surrounding region.

Virtual via Zoom

September 8th

WIC Pop-Up Farmers Market

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This is a come-and-go event that’s free and open to the public. The Pop-up Market Includes garden tours and attendees can pick up fresh organic vegetables to take home from the market stand (donation suggested to support the WIC Community Garden).

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

September 12th

Four Course Living Class - AM Session

11:00 AM

Learn how to cook delicious, easy recipes with our Extension Master Food Volunteers! The Four-Course Living program offered by Johnson County Extension works with adults with developmental disabilities to discover the importance of good nutrition, safety, planning, and preparation through a series of hands-on cooking classes.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

September 13

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

September 20

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

September 21st

Charcuterie Boards with The Extension Master Food Volunteers

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn how to create healthy food boards for any occasion. Discussion will include healthy alternatives, ideas for different types of boards, and various ways to display your board. Participants will build a board during class, using provided ingredients. Please bring a board/plate to class and food storage containers to transport your product home.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

September 22nd

Four Course Living Class - PM Session

6:00 PM

Learn how to cook delicious, easy recipes with our Extension Master Food Volunteers! The Four-Course Living program offered by Johnson County Extension works with adults with developmental disabilities to discover the importance of good nutrition, safety, planning, and preparation through a series of hands-on cooking classes.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

September 24

Kids in the Kitchen - Simple Suppers

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to cook with these easy meals - sure to impress your family! This class will cover food safety, basic cooking skills and nutrition. (Suitable for ages 7-12) Check in for class starts at 9:45 a.m. Class begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and ends at noon.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

October 4

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

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K-State Garden Hour Series

Noon

Topic: Improving Soil Health in the Landscape and the Garden

Learn how to measure and improve your soil's health in the home landscape and garden. Dr. DeAnn Presley, Environmental Soil Science & Management Extension Specialist, will explore ways to improve your soil, including cover crops and soil amendments. Learn how to build your soil's organic matter, and improve the growing potential of your soil.

Virtual via Zoom

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Four Course Living Class - AM Session

11:00 AM

Learn how to cook delicious, easy recipes with our Extension Master Food Volunteers! The Four-Course Living program offered by Johnson County Extension works with adults with developmental disabilities to discover the importance of good nutrition, safety, planning, and preparation through a series of hands-on cooking classes.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

October 11

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

October 18

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

October 25

WIC Garden Volunteer Workday

8:00 - 11:00 AM

The garden is managed by K-State Extension in partnership with Johnson County Dept. of Health and Environment with volunteer support from county employees, community members and WIC families who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season. Volunteers are welcome every Tuesday morning 8am-11am April thru October. Drop-ins are welcome but registeration for workdays is encouraged and can be done by clicking this link.

Location: 11875 South Sunset - East Side of the Olathe Health Services Building

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Four Course Living Class - PM Session

6:00 PM

Learn how to cook delicious, easy recipes with our Extension Master Food Volunteers! The Four-Course Living program offered by Johnson County Extension works with adults with developmental disabilities to discover the importance of good nutrition, safety, planning, and preparation through a series of hands-on cooking classes.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

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K-State Garden Hour Series

November 2, 2022 | Noon

Topic: Wildlife Damage Prevention & Control in the Lawn & Garden

Have your prized vegetables and beautiful landscapes ever become an all-you-can-eat buffet for local wildlife? Learn how to identify the squirrels, rabbits, deer, gophers, or other wildlife that may be causing problems, and better understand how to prevent their damage. Join Dr. Drew Ricketts, Extension Wildlife Management Specialist, as he shares practical tips to prevent and control common damage issues.

Virtual via Zoom

November 3

Pie Baking 101

November 03, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Learn the time-honored skills of pie baking and show them off at the holidays this year! We'll cover the basics of making, rolling and handling pie dough in this hands-on workshop. All students will make and take home an apple pie to bake. Please bring to class a 9-inch pie plate, a rolling pin, apron, and container to transport your unbaked pie.

Location: K-State Olathe Campus

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Four Course Living Class - AM Session

November 14, 2022 | 11:00 AM

Learn how to cook delicious, easy recipes with our Extension Master Food Volunteers! The Four-Course Living program offered by Johnson County Extension works with adults with developmental disabilities to discover the importance of good nutrition, safety, planning, and preparation through a series of hands-on cooking classes.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

November 15

Not Your Mother's One Pot/Pan/Skillet Cooking Class

6:00 - 8:00 PM

If you’re craving cold weather comfort food with a contemporary twist, this class is for you! We’ll share recipes and tips for preparing one pot (Dutch oven)/one pan (sheet pan or skillet) meals that are easy to prepare and clean up. Be sure to come hungry, as recipe samples (and recipe booklet) are included in your class fee.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

November 17

Pie Baking 101

November 17, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Learn the time-honored skills of pie baking and show them off at the holidays this year! We'll cover the basics of making, rolling and handling pie dough in this hands-on workshop. All students will make and take home an apple pie to bake. Please bring to class a 9-inch pie plate, a rolling pin, apron, and container to transport your unbaked pie.

Location: K-State Olathe Campus

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Four Course Living Class - PM Session

6:00 PM

Learn how to cook delicious, easy recipes with our Extension Master Food Volunteers! The Four-Course Living program offered by Johnson County Extension works with adults with developmental disabilities to discover the importance of good nutrition, safety, planning, and preparation through a series of hands-on cooking classes.

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

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K-State Garden Hour Series

Noon

Topic: Accessible Gardening for All

Gardening is a passion for so many people, however, due to physical challenges, many people find themselves limited or unable to garden. Join Calla Edwards, Butler County Horticulture Extension Agent, to learn tips, tricks and ways to make your gardening experience adaptable for everyone.

Virtual via Zoom

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Make & Take - Gingerbread Houses

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In this 2-hour class, you will make dough, cut out houses, and build a 4”x3” gingerbread house using fail-proof dough and icing. You will then decorate it and take it home with you. All the supplies are provided, including candy for decorating, but feel free to bring your own to add your own unique touch!

Location: Johnson County Extension Office

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