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Shawnee County

 Community Gardening

Above: Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener Demonstration Community Garden, South of Expocentre Parking along Shunga Trail -- Founded May 2018

Below: Hi-Crest Community Garden, south of SE 37th and Colfax (behind Southern Hills Mennonite Church)


Gardening is a beneficial activity that not only leads to the economical production and consumption of healthy and fresh food, but is a good physical activity that may help lower blood pressure, prevent diabetes and heart disease  and prevent or slow osteoporosis, helping improve your overall health. 

Check out what's been happening with the new Shawnee County Extension Master Gardener Demonstration Community Garden on the Expocentre Grounds:

*April 2018 (pdf) *May 2018 (pdf) *June 2018 (pdf)  *Nov. 2018 (pdf)
*articles reprinted from Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners' monthly newsletter, "Here's the Scoop!"           

2018 first (l) and last (r) harvest:
Over 325 pounds of produce donated to food pantries this year.

2018 harvest

2018 final harvest


 Update on Community Gardens in Shawnee County by Brenda Jarboe

Contact Brenda Jarboe, Shawnee County Extension Community Garden Network Coordinator at brendajarboe@ksu.edu or call: 785-232-0062 Ext. 113

Click for a Google Map Locating Community Gardens in Shawnee Countycommunity garden map

There are 31 known community gardens in Shawnee County If your community garden or a community garden you know of is not on our map, please contact Brenda Jarboe: brendajarboe@ksu.edu.  We love to hear about new gardens!

Success Story: 
Check out the article about the Topeka VA's Therapy Garden: