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Read the latest news from K-State Research and Extension — Sedgwick County. 

October 2022

K-State Research & Extension to host Kansas Forest Service workshop on community tree canopies

October 24, 2022

KS Forest Service logoLearn about the recently completed canopy assessment for all incorporated cities in Kansas, how you can utilize your community's data and the values of your community's tree canopy.

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial pesticide applicator training sponsored by K-State Research & Extension - Sedgwick County

October 18, 2022

Pesticide applicators earn recertification credit through attending classes.The 2022 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Workshop is being offered for those that work as applicators of turf and ornamental pest management products. 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2022

K-State Open House highlights local gardening research

July 6, 2022

At the John Pair Horticultural Research Center, turfgrass varieties are studied to see what does best in Kansas.For more than 50 years, the John C. Pair Horticultural Research Center in Haysville, KS has been studying trees, shrubs, flowers, turfgrass, fruits, vegetables -- and now even industrial hemp -- to see which varieties grow best in Kansas.

 

 

 

 

June 2022

Fall classes prepare gardeners to maximize their landscape potential

June 30, 2022

A small group learns about fall flowers. As the leaves begin to change and fall temperatures begin to drop, five new gardening classes are slated for August that will inspire and educate those looking forward to the upcoming change in seasons.

 

 

 

 

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program seeking new recruits for fall training class

June 9, 2022

Master Gardeners volunteer at a variety of horticulture eventsThe Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program in Sedgwick County is currently celebrating it’s 35th anniversary in 2022, and looking for new volunteers to join the volunteer program.

 

 

 

 

Plant a Row for the Hungry Brings Home Gardeners to the Table in Effort to Combat Local Hunger

June 1, 2022

Plant a Row provides donated food to help the hungry.Plant a Row for the Hungry kicks off its 22nd year in Sedgwick County this month, by asking all home gardeners to plant a little extra this season, and share the excess with those in need throughout our community.

 

 

 

 

April 2022

Popular Garden Tour Returns in 2022 with 6 Unique Gardens

April 29, 2022

Gardens at Frank Lloyed Wright house are included on the tourAfter a two-year hiatus, the popular Garden Tour sponsored by the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners returns this year with a delightful array of gardens.

 

 

 


 

Spring Garden Fair Combines Popular Events to Kick-Off Growing Season

April 6, 2022

Spring flowers in bloomAs spring weather returns to our area, the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners, in partnership with area garden clubs, want to help the community make the most of a new gardening season.

 

 

 

 

March 2022

K-State Garden Hour preps for spring series

March 28, 2022

The K-State Garden Hour's spring series will highlight flower varieties that have performed well in Kansas.As gardeners begin getting the itch to get outside, a popular gardening program has just the scratch they’ll need.

 

 

 

 



K-State releases publications to boost Kansas school gardens

March 23, 2022

School gardenA pair of publications now available from Kansas State University are designed to help the growing number of Kansas teachers and students who are planting gardens at their schools.

 

 

 

 

Spring gardening classes kick-off in partnership with the Wichita Public Library

March 16, 2022

Tulips in bloomAs warmer temperatures and spring rains bring area gardens back to life, KSRE - Sedgwick County and the Wichita Public Library have partnered to help local gardeners make the most of the new growing season. 

 

 

 

 

February 2022

Growing Growers ICT launches programming, apprenticeship opportunities for 2022 growing season

February 23, 2022

Growing Growers ICT logoGrowing Growers ICT is entering its fourth year programming with an exciting schedule of workshops and farm tours for the spring and summer and new fruit production and season extension opportunities in the fall. 

 

 

 

 

Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic scheduled for March 16th

February 14, 2022

Youth mowing the lawnTwo sessions of the Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022.

 

 

 


Design & Grow gardening workshop announced

February 7, 2022

Design & Grow logoPlan now to attend the 2022 Design & Grow Gardening Workshop, scheduled for Saturday, March 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

January 2022

K-State Garden Hour kicks off new series on Jan. 5

January 3, 2022

K-State Garden Hour logoPopular online gardening program announces 2022 sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2021

2021 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop Announced

November 1, 2021

Pesticide applicators in recertification training. The 2021 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop is being held as a hybrid event - both in person and via Zoom - on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

 

 

 

September 2021

K-State Garden Hour preps for winter series

September 22, 2021

Cardinal in winter

The K-State Garden Hour wraps up its fall series in late September, but officials have announced two sessions that will be held the first Wednesday in October and November.

 

 

 

 

 

July 2021

Still Growing: K-State Garden Hour preps for fall series

July 16, 2021

This is a photo of daffodils in full bloom.The popularity of gardening in Kansas and across the United States has been on full display during a lunch-hour program launched by Kansas State University during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 





Fall Gardening Classes Announced in Partnership with Wichita Public Library

July 15, 2021

Here is a picture of a fall landscape.Five weeks of fall gardening classes return in partnership with the Wichita Public Library to inspire and educate gardeners in anticipation of the changing seasons.

 





 

Tools & Treasures Sale is back for 2021

July 13, 2021

Pictured here are handcrafted stepping stones for the garden.Improve your garden or landscape while supporting a great cause at the 3rd annual Tools & Treasures Sale, July 29-31, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2021

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program seeking new recruits for fall training class

June 14, 2021

In this photo, Master Gardener volunteers plant flowers in the shade garden.Those interested in applying for the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program fall 2021 class are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, July 22nd at 1:30 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Center in 4-H Hall.  

 

 

 

 

Plant a Row for the Hungry partners with Common Ground Producers & Growers Mobile Market to serve those in need

June 7, 2021

Donna Pearson McClish and Sharon Gaither of Common Ground Producers and Growers, collects produce donations for their food box program. Plant a Row for the Hungry in Sedgwick County is celebrating its 21st year of providing fresh garden vegetables and fruits in the Sedgwick County area.

 

 

 

 

 

April 2021

New Drive-thru gardening event is a green light this Saturday

April 27, 2021

Pictured here is an Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar feeding on the leaves of a parsley plant. Sunny skies planned for Saturday welcome the 2021 Community Bloom & Grow Event, hosted by the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners. 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Better: K-State Garden Hour charges into summer series

April 26, 2021

Pictured here is a bee gathering nectar from a flower.A popular, lunch-hour gardening program that debuted in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in popularity.

 

 

 

 

 

March 2021

Gardening classes kick off spring in partnership with the Wichita Public Library

March 18, 2021

Pictured here are daffodils blooming in the Sedgwick County Extension shade garden. Spring rains and warmer temperatures are starting to bring area gardens back to life.  K-State Research & Extension - Sedgwick County and the Wichita Public Library want to help gardeners prepare. 

 

 

 

 

Growing Growers ICT expands farm and garden programming with two upcoming virtual workshops

March 17, 2021

Pictured are apprentices in the Growing Growers program, working in a vegetable cropGrowing Growers ICT is entering its third year with a revamped structure and new learning opportunities, beginning with two upcoming free virtual workshops. 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Bloom & Grow Event puts the gas pedal to gardening with new drive thru gardening event

March 11, 2021

Pictured here are swallowtail caterpillars pollinating a parsley plantNew drive-thru event features Vegetable and Pollinator gardening kits for the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2021

K-State's Garden Hour kicks off spring series February 17th

February 12, 2021

Here is a picture of a Kansas SunflowerPopular online program features horticulture experts from across the state.

 

 

 

 

 



Sedgwick County Extension to Host Popular Design and Grow Gardening Workshops Virtually in 2021

February 11, 2021

Pictured are Master Gardeners planting flowers in a shade garden.This year's Design & Grow Gardening  workshops, held virtually on March 6th and March 27th, will help both new and experienced gardeners learn new skills and gain inspiration for the coming season.   








October 2020

"Winning the game" corn marketing workshop

October 28, 2020

In this picture is freshly harvested cornA "Winning the Game" Corn Marketing Workshop will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Sedgwick County Extension office in Wichita.  The meeting will be from 8:00am - 12:00pm. 

 

 

 

 

 


Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop Scheduled

October 15, 2020

Pictured are participants attending a pesticide applicator demonstrationThe 2020 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop is being held for those that work as applicators of turf and ornamental pest management products.  The workshop will be held online via Zoom, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17-18, 2020 from 8:00am - 12:00pm each day. 






March 2020

Sedgwick County Extension Education Center temporarily closes to the public

Monday, March 16, 2020

To protect the health of the community, the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center will close to the public effective Monday, March 16, at 2:00 p.m. until further notice. K-State Research and Extension — Sedgwick County is following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is limiting operations to mitigate any further spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the state.

Sedgwick County Extension events suspended

Friday, March 13, 2020

February 2020

Tree Festival to feature tough trees for our tough climate

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020

A redbud tree in bloom is pictured.

The 2020 Tree Fest will feature some of the toughest trees that grow in Kansas, such as this Redbud, and will include tips for planting and maintaining.

 

 

 

 

 

Lawn mowing clinic offers tips, training for youth 

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020

A teenage girl is pictured mowing the lawn.Two sessions of the Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 


 

 

Free spring gardening classes provided at Wichita Public Library

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
The shade garden at Sedgwick County Extension is pictured here.Learn about a variety of timely gardening topics in these upcoming free gardening classes at the Wichita Public Library.




 

 

 

 

January 2020

K-State to host industrial hemp conference Feb. 4

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020
This is a picture of a hemp plantThe Industrial Hemp Conference is available to all growers and features research from the first year’s trials.


 

 

 

 

Growing Growers ICT gears up for second year of educating fruit, vegetable farmers

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
Pictured here is a farmer and farm apprentice in the Growing Growers program.Growing Growers ICT, an innovative farmer education program based at K-State Research and Extension – Sedgwick County, is entering its second year of providing new and experienced fruit and vegetable growers with fresh energy and new ideas.







December 2019

Extension to host best-selling author and foodscape expert Brie Arthur at the 2020 Design & Grow Gardening Workshop

Friday, December 13, 2019

Author and horticulturist Brie Arthur is pictured here.Celebrated international author and horticulturist Brie Arthur will speak on the topic of her best-selling book, The Foodscape Revolution, at the 2020 Design & Grow Gardening Workshop on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center. Experts will also cover additional topics in the field of horticulture at this all-day event.

 

 

Local Food Producer Entrepreneurship Workshop designed to assist local food producers gain essential business, marketing skills

Friday, December 13, 2019

There is more to growing local food than planting a few seeds. To have a thriving local food, business it is necessary to have modern business and marketing skills to compete in the marketplace. The Local Food Producer Entrepreneurship Workshop is designed to help aspiring and existing local food producers gain those skills.

Regional Farmers' Market Workshop in Wichita Feb. 8

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) will host a regional workshop at the Sedgwick County Extension Center 4-H Hall on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. This is one of six regional workshops which are being offered this year to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers. The other workshop locations are Iola, Olathe, Hiawatha, Beloit and Leoti.