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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

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.

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Sunset Community Garden (formerly WIC Garden)

sunset gardenFounded in 2013, the Sunset Community Garden educates and feeds the community through its quarter-acre fruit and vegetable farm space situated between the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and Extension Office in Olathe (11875 S Sunset Dr, Olathe, KS 66061).

The garden is managed by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension in partnership with Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, with volunteer support from county employees and community members who donate their time weekly to seed, hoe, prune, stake, mulch, harvest and more depending on the season.

Enjoying the harvest

In 2023, the garden produced 12,000 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables! 

nutrition nook

Harvested produce is made available in a "Nutrition Nook" area, located inside the Health Office, with shelving to store potatoes and onions and a refigerator to store other leafy greens, carrots, and the many other wonderful fruits and vegetables we grow. Produce is also distributed to local food pantries.

Volunteer with us on Tuesday mornings

Sign up to volunteer here. We welcome drop ins, too! No gardening experience or equipment is required -- you will learn alongside other volunteers and Extension Small Farms Agent, Anthony Reardon.zinnia
Volunteering at the garden is a great way to learn about growing food, socialize with others, get physical activity, and contribute to a good cause.


Work days are on Tuesday based on the time of year and weather patterns. All times are subject to change based on weather patterns. Please contact the office to confirm work times. Work days will be cancelled in case of inclement weather 

  • Mid-March through Memorial Day – 8 am
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day – 7:30 am
  • Labor Day through end of season – 8 am

Tools are supplied. Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, apply sunscreen, and bring gardening gloves if you have a pair. Contact: gardencoordinator@jocogov.org

Pop Up Markets for 2024! 

people at a farmers marketSave the dates for these fun markets, which follow Tuesday workdays, once a month during the summer. We will offer produce from the morning's harvest. Take what you can use, and leave a donation if you can. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024 

Garden News

sunset garden

Watermelon Harvest

Strawberry Harvest

Garlic Harvest

Other Johnson County Community Gardens

Explore more community gardens within the area.