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Start seeds now for an edible fall garden

As many of us have experienced firsthand, summer gardening can be grueling. So, here are some ideas for starting over with an edible fall garden that’s ready to plant when temperatures cool and pests die back.

Even the most energetic growers, some who’ve been active since the beginning of the year, can feel a little worn […]

Save 50% on native plants & rain barrels

Plant a rain garden, install a rain barrel or add native plants to your landscape, and you can receive up to a 50-percent rebate through a Contain the Rain program in Johnson County, KS.

To encourage property owners to use best practices for stormwater management, Johnson County Stormwater Management Program offers the refunds to homeowners and businesses […]

Why should you plant milkweed?

Milkweed is a beautiful native plant in the garden, but more importantly it is the only larval host plant of the monarch butterfly. So, when the milkweed disappears, so do the monarchs.

There is a complex range of issues leading to the decreased number of monarchs. Having just one food source is a critical one. Milkweed […]

Learn how to build your own composter

Explore a new way of composting and help build a Johnson-Su compost bioreactor at these free Hands-On Compost Workshops.

Marty Kraft will lead workshops two workshops this weekend from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, June 12 at The Light Center, 1542 Woodson Road, Baldwin City, KS and from 12 – 4 p.m., Sunday, June 13 at the Antioch […]

Help national effort to plant for pollinators

You can help save the bees that pollinate our food production systems by joining a national movement to plant more bee-friendly gardens during National Pollinator Week, June 21-27.

By creating, planting and maintaining a garden, and registering it on the Pollinator Garden Challenge map, Americans can contribute to revitalizing the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators […]