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Give your yard a sustainable makeover

Discover greener ideas for your landscape, get a free tree seedling, shop native plants, and bring in soil for testing at the Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, April 13.

The Healthy Yards Expo features businesses, non-profits, seminars, and tips to help residents become greener in their lawn and garden care. It’s a one-stop learning event on green ideas and services.

It will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS.

Event includes:

  • Register for door prizes
  • Free Tree Seedling: First 100 visitors get a free tree seedling, courtesy of the City of Overland Park.
  • Visit with Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master GardenersExtension Master Naturalists, nonprofit organziations, and local plant societies for expert advice.
  • Talk with city representatives to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about cost share programs for establishing rain gardens and rain barrels
  • Listen to informative speakers on topics such as native plants, pollinators, vegetable gardening and landscaping
  • Choose from a wide selection of locally grown, organic native plants specially selected to thrive in your garden.
  • Johnson County Extension will sell DIY Radon Kits and experts will show you how to test your home here in Johnson County.
  • Learn about green house cleaning and cooking with herbs from Extension Master Food Volunteers.
Featured speakers

The event includes 12 local speakers on topics including rain barrels, vegetable gardening in containers, composting, DIY native landscaping, and more. Access the full speakers schedule here.

Kid Fun

Enjoy a free puppet show by StoneLion Puppet Theatre. Performances are at 10:30 AM and 12 PM.

Concession Stand

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase during the Expo provided by a local Boy Scout Troop.

Johnson County Residents: Get a FREE soil test

Johnson County residents can get a free soil test, compliments of Johnson County Stormwater Management and Johnson County Extension. A soil test will provide you with the fertility needs to grow healthy plants while protecting our soil and water. Bring your soil sample to the Expo to receive the free testing. Learn how to take a soil test.

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