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Shawnee County

Compost and Soil

Biological Soil Amendments

Choosing a Composting Bin (Video) 

Composting: Making Black Gold (Video)

Composting Process

Composting: Where to Use It (Video) 

Direct Application of Organic Materials

Gardening in Lead Contaminated Soils 

Making and Using Compost (Agent Article) 

Quick Composting

Soil Testing (Agent Article) 

Troubleshooting Guide 

Using Compost

What to Do with Leaves in the Fall (Agent Article) 


Visit our office to receive a voucher for a free compost bin!
Shawnee County Extension Office
1740 SW Western Ave
Topeka, KS 66604


Ariel Whitely-Noll

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.