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Shawnee County

Sustainable Gardening

Click on the appropriate topic to find more information about each of these sustainable gardening practices.

  • Bee Nesting Boxes.  Click here for instructions on how to build a Mason Bee Habitat.
  • Butterfly Gardening (including link to Monarch Watch)
  • Composting
  • Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities    Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities is an environmental initiative sponsored by Kansas State University Research and Extension.  The program's mission is to have yards and communities that enhance our quality of life through earth-friendly practices.  Click here for videos.

  • Low Water and Drought Tolerant Gardens
  • Native Plant Gardens
  • Pollinator Gardens
  • Rain Barrels
  • Rain Gardens