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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.eduMap to our office

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Extension Master Gardeners

Extension Master Gardener (EMG) is an educational volunteer program sponsored by K-State Research and Extension.

EMGs come from all walks of life but their common bond is a love of gardening and sharing information throughout the community. EMGs receive a basic training in the disciplines of horticulture. They then volunteer in projects to help Extension promote its educational mission.

Educational Projects include:

Mission Statement
Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners volunteer to preserve and beautify the environment and improve the quality of life in the community by providing current research-based horticultural information to the public. EMGs promote horticultural practices, sustainability, and environmental initiatives supported by K-State Research and Extension. The organization embodies the horticultural education objectives of the Johnson County Extension Council cooperating with Kansas State University and the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

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Learn more about the International Master Gardener Conference in 2023. 

 

 

2018 Extension Master Gardeners Statistics:

Extension Master Gardeners (EMG):

  • Total number of volunteer hours: 54,758 hours
  • Our donated/volunteer time is equivalent of 26 full-time employees
  • Value of volunteer time = $1,352,000 

Vegetables Donated to Food Pantries: 

  • 4,000 + pounds (2 tons) of fresh produce
  • Our donated food is equivalent to 12,000 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables for local families in need. 

 EMG contacts with the public (thru classes, gardens, hotline calls, etc):

  • 57,064 people 

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Purchase Untangled: Straight Talk from Passionate Gardeners

written by our Extension Master Gardeners

Contact Us

Dennis Patton
Horticulture Agent
Dennis.Patton@jocogov.org

Tom Good
Horticulture Assistant
Tom.Good@jocogov.org

Karen Bailey
Extension Master Gardener Coordinator
Karen.Bailey@jocogov.org

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EMGs, click on the above link to log-in.