Read the latest news from K-State Research and Extension — Sedgwick County.
July 6, 2022
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 30, 2022
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.
June 9, 2022
The 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.
June 1, 2022
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 29, 2022
After 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.
April 6, 2022
As 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 28, 2022
As gardeners begin getting the itch to get outside, a popular gardening program has just the scratch they’ll need.
March 23, 2022
A 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.
March 16, 2022
As 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 23, 2022
Growing 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.
February 14, 2022
Two sessions of the Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022.
February 7, 2022
Plan 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 3, 2022
Popular online gardening program announces 2022 sessions.
November 1, 2021
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 22, 2021
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 16, 2021
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.
July 15, 2021
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.
July 13, 2021
Improve your garden or landscape while supporting a great cause at the 3rd annual Tools & Treasures Sale, July 29-31, 2021.
June 14, 2021
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.
June 7, 2021
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 27, 2021
Sunny skies planned for Saturday welcome the 2021 Community Bloom & Grow Event, hosted by the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners.
April 26, 2021
A popular, lunch-hour gardening program that debuted in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow in popularity.
March 18, 2021
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.
March 17, 2021
Growing Growers ICT is entering its third year with a revamped structure and new learning opportunities, beginning with two upcoming free virtual workshops.
March 11, 2021
New drive-thru event features Vegetable and Pollinator gardening kits for the community.
February 12, 2021
Popular online program features horticulture experts from across the state.
February 11, 2021
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 28, 2020
A "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.
October 15, 2020
The 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.
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.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
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.
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
Two sessions of the Youth Lawn Mowing Clinic will be held at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020
Learn about a variety of timely gardening topics in these upcoming free gardening classes at the Wichita Public Library.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020
The Industrial Hemp Conference is available to all growers and features research from the first year’s trials.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020
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.
Extension to host best-selling author and foodscape expert Brie Arthur at the 2020 Design & Grow Gardening Workshop
Friday, December 13, 2019
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.
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.