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

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8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

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Healthy Yards Expo - Speaker Schedule

healthy yards expoSimple, easy Earth-friendly practices can help you achieve a nice yard, garden, and home while still protecting our water, air, and healthy soils.

Saturday, April 13, 2024
9 AM to 2 PM


Shawnee Civic Centre
13817 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216

Speaker Schedule

Series 1 

speaker at expo9:15 am: Rain Barrel Demonstration
John Fish, Kansas City WildLands
10:00 am: Vegetable Gardening in Containers
Jennifer Stefanchik, Johnson County Extension Master Gardener
10:45 am: Hosting Bees in Your Garden
Ann Manzardo, Extension Master Naturalist
11:30 am: Black Belt Composting: How to Handle Everything Nature Throws at You
Stan Slaughter, Missouri Organic Recycling
12:15 pm: Vertical Edibles
Jennifer Stefanchik, Johnson County Extension Master Gardener
1:00 pm: Greenthumb 101: Cultivating a Successful Vegetable Garden
Anthony Reardon, Extension Horticulture-Small Farms Agent

Series 2  

9:30 am: Identifying Your Native Plants in Spring

Patti Ragsdale, Botanical Belonging

10:15 am: Residential Radon Issues and Their Health Risks

Laura Wallace, K-State Radon Programs

11:00 am: Culinary Corner: Cooking with Herbs for Flavor and Health

Chelsea Reinberg, Extension Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Agent

11:45 am: Contain the Rain: A Cost Share Saving You Money

Ian Fannin-Hughes, Johnson County Stormwater Management

12:30 pm: DIY Native Landscaping 

Sarah Beier, Oak and iO

1:15 pm: Tips for Maintaining Natives in the Landscape

Ted Semadeni, City of Lenexa 


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