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Shawnee County

Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Lawn and Garden


Submit your lawn, landscape, or garden question HERE!

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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 Lane Wiens (lwwiens@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:

  • pollinator gardens
  • container gardening
  • invasive plant control
  • drought tolerant plants
  • native plants
  • unusual fruit
  • right plant, right place
  • gardening for wildlife
  • garden site selection
  • planning a garden
  • starting seeds
  • shade gardening
  • herbs

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.

Lane Wiens

Lane Wiens
Horticulture Agent
(785) 232-0062, ext 104


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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.