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Unlock the secrets to healthy soil

If you want great results in the garden, healthy soil is key. Learn how to enhance soil for a more productive garden at one of these three upcoming soil workshops and events.

Brookside Farmers’ Market: Get Your Garden Growing

Saturday, April 28

Get resources and guidance on creating healthy soil from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, April […]

Celebrate Earth Day at Lawrence parade & festival

Enjoy a day of fun activities and learn about sustainability, waste reduction, composting, electric vehicles, energy conservation and more at the 18th Annual Lawrence Earth Day Parade & Celebration on Saturday, April 21.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at 8th and Massachusetts streets and will process along Massachusetts to South Park. The celebration will open from […]

Be inspired at eco-friendly fashion show

Get a unique look at repurposed, vintage and environmentally conscious clothing at the City Style Fashion Show hosted by Johnson County Community College students.

The fashion runway will showcase sustainable looks using recycled and repurposed clothing from TurnStyles Thrift Stores. Students worked with TurnStyles to design outfits for the store’s windows and displays, and then selected […]

Get 2 free native plants at Healthy Yards Expo

Find “greener” ideas for your lawn and garden at the Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo, and receive two free native plants, a tree seedling and chances to win a compost bin or rain barrel.

The free expo will be held Saturday, April 7 and will feature businesses and non-profit organizations that can help Johnson County and surrounding […]

Make your own biochar as a garden soil amendment

Learn how to convert garden waste into a soil enhancer with the 2,000-year-old practice of making biochar at this free workshop with the Great Plains Biochar Institute on Thursday, March 29.

Biochar is produced by thermal decomposition of organic material such as wood, manure or leaves. According to the International Biochar Initiative, biochar is a soil enhancer […]