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Shawnee County

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EMG Training

Kansas EMG Advanced Training

This program is designed to enhance the learning opportunity for the Kansas counties that have Master Gardener volunteers assisting local Extension programs. You will have a chance to select from a variety of classes, enjoy a floral garden tour on Saturday and meet Master Gardener volunteers from around the state. We will have the Director of Extension as our keynote speaker, and outstanding classes taught by extension faculty, state agencies, industry personnel and Master Gardeners. We hope to see you September 13 & 14! 

While you're in Topeka, don't miss these fun opportunities for great food, live music, festivals and more!

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Once you're ready you may register here!

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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!

The Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener program application process has closed for 2019. To apply for our program in 2020, check this website in June of 2020 or call 785-232-0062 ext. 109. 
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Bessie Tolbert

Master Gardener Coordinator
(785) 232-0062 ext 109

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Have questions?  The Response Line is staffed by trained Extension Master Gardeners who will assist you with your tree, lawn and garden questions.

Phone: 785-232-0062
ext. 105 or 106
Response Line Hours:
Open April through September
Monday through Friday
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.