1. K-State home
  2. »Research and Extension
  3. »Shawnee
  4. »Lawn and Garden

Shawnee County

Lawn and Garden  

podcast image

Check out all the episodes of As the Garden Grows on Spotify!


KGHScan the QR code or use click the below link to register!



Programming Requests

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 application below.

Completed applications should be sent to Ariel Whitely-Noll (arielw@ksu.edu) or mailed in to our office (1740 SW Western Ave, Topeka KS) at least 8 weeks prior to your desired presentation date. This timeline is critical for our volunteers and staff! We need time to publish your request in our newsletter, announce it at our monthly meeting, and customize a presentation for your group. 

Presentation topics vary according to volunteer availability.

Potential topics include:

  • compost
  • perennial flowers
  • annual flowers
  • container gardening
  • victory gardens
  • drought tolerant plants
  • ornamental grasses
  • unusual fruit
  • wildflowers
  • gardening for wildlife
  • indoor plants
  • lawn care
  • planning a garden
  • container gardening
  • shade gardening
  • herbs
  • living soil
  • major vegetable pests and their control

Requesting a Master Gardener Speaker Form

Our philosophy is to help people help themselves by taking university knowledge to where people live, work, play, develop and lead.  We work at being responsive to the needs of the people by focusing our resources on providing quality information, education and problem-solving programs for real concerns.

Ariel Whitely-Noll

Ariel Whitely-Noll

Horticulture Agent
(785) 232-0062 ext. 104

SCEMG Clear Logo

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.