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Compost and Soil 

Garden Site Selection & Soil Consideration

Good site selection plus healthy soil quality is the first step to gardening success!  In this webinar, learn how to determine where to establish your garden or landscape and how to improve the soil in that site.

After viewing the webinar, please take just 3 minutes to complete our post-webinar survey. The results of this survey help us to show our stakeholders that this program was well worth our efforts. Survey Link:

https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2n823u8vU78SAgC


Making and Using Compost

Learn how to select and use a compost bin, how to create compost, how to use compost, and how to troubleshoot your compost pile. This free webinar is brought to you in partnership between the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library as a part of our Fall Into Gardening series.

Please take just 3 minutes to complete our post-webinar survey. The results of this survey help us to show our stakeholders that this program was well worth our efforts. Survey Link:

https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8lhRAGJwBsUVWDz


Living Soil with Linda Jakle

Soil is a living, dynamic ecosystem and its complexity might surprise you. Learn the practices that result in healthy soils for improved plant health, vigor and disease resistance. 

Please take just 3 minutes to complete our post-webinar survey. The results of this survey help us to show our stakeholders that this program was well worth our efforts. Survey Link: 

https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Ralcmh42r9zXCZ


 

Biological Soil Amendments

Choosing a Composting Bin (Video) 

Composting: Making Black Gold (Video)

Composting Process

Compost Troubleshooting Guide 

Compost: What Goes In

Composting: Where to Use It (Video)

Creating Compost (Agent Article)

Direct Application of Organic Materials

Gardening in Lead Contaminated Soils 

Making and Using Compost (Agent Article) 

Quick Composting

Soil Testing (Agent Article) 

Using Compost

Vermicomposting

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

Ariel Whitely-Noll

Horticulture Agent
arielw@ksu.edu
(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.