Improving Our Community Through Horticulture
Becoming an Extension Master Gardener
Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners spend more than 10,000 hours every year disseminating research based information to Shawnee County residents. Our volunteers plan, plant and maintain eight demonstration gardens, give programs at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library, answer questions at local Farmer's Markets and on our Response Line and host many community events. Extension Master Gardeners are teachers in our community!
- To learn more about our program, watch our video!
- Become a Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener (PDF)
- Support our Extension Master Gardeners with your Dillons shoppers card!
If you're interested in having a Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener give an educational presentation for your group, class or club, please download the below application. Completed applications should be sent to Bessie Tolbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 8 weeks prior to your desired presentation date. Presentation topics vary according to volunteer availability. Potential topics include: compost, perennial flowers, indoor plants, lawn care, planning a garden, container gardening, shade gardening, herbs, rain barrels and more!