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Shawnee County

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

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

785-232-0062
785-232-0093 fax
sn@listserv.ksu.edu



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Garden to Plate Community Garden Network

In 2020, the SNAP-Ed Garden to Plate Community Garden Network at K-State Extension Shawnee County, along with our Partner, Topeka Common Ground, Inc., safely distributed more than 1500 vegetable plants and thousands of seeds during COVID-19 to Community and School Gardens and gardeners in Shawnee County.


Afraid of running out of food?
We can help you grow your own!

For information on our Vegetable Certification Course email: Lisa Martin at ljmartin@ksu.edu
Here are some helpful, FREE publications to get you started:

Kansas Garden Guide              Vegetable Planting Guide         Recommended Varieties

kansas garden guide   ksu vegetable garden planting guide (pdf)   recommended vegetable varieties  (pdf)

Community and General Gardening Resources:

Bountiful Gardening

Fix it Fresh (cookbook)
Food Safety
Food Safety in the Garden
Preserving your Bounty

Common Plant Problems

Common Plant Problems in Kansas

Community Gardening Resources

Best Management Practices for Community Gardens
Colorado State U. Gardening Blog "Co-Horts"
Community Gardening Toolkit
Container Gardening
Cost Benefits of Home Gardening
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Community Gardens
Drip Irrigation for Community Gardens
Edible Flowers
Fall Vegetable Gardening
Fertilizing Gardens in Kansas
Food Pantry Donation Growers
Food Safety in Donation Gardens
Gardening With Chuck (Otte, KSU Ag & Natural Resources Agent--Geary County Extension Office)
Growing Vegetables in Pots
Harvesting and Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Kansas Garden Guide
Kansas Recommended Plants
Physical and Mental Benefits of Gardening
Planning a Garden
Preserving the Harvest
Raised Bed Gardening
Rapid Response Center
Safety in the Garden
Safety for Kids in the Garden part 1
Safety for Kids in the Garden part 2
Seeding and Planting
Sidedressing
Soil Test
Starting a Community Garden
Starting Plants from Seeds
Top 13 Vegetables to Donate to Food Pantries
Topeka Common Ground, Inc.
Using SNAP benefits (EBT) for gardening
Vegetable Gardening Basics
Vegetable Planting Calendar and Guide
Watering

Dealing with Garden Pests

Kansas Insect Newsletter
KSU Insect Newsletter
Natural Enemies in the Garden
Pests of the week

FREE Webinars

Fall into Gardening Series
K-State Garden Hour

Gardening Videos

Gardening with Kids
K-State Research and Extension Youtube Videos
Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities Videos
Soil Tests
Utah State U. Gardening Video Library

Herbs

Growing Herbs for Home Use
Herb Growers Handbook
Herb Society of America
Herbs, Spices and their Uses
KSU Herb Fact Sheets
Low-sodium Spice Mixes
More Spice Mixes 

How to Grow the Most Common Veggies:

Beans
Beets and Swiss Chard
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Cucumbers and Melons
Lettuce
Onions
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes
Pumpkin
Radishes
Spinach
Squash
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Watermelon

OTHER VEGETABLE AND TIPS

Plant Identification

Plant Identification
Plant Search by State

Pollinator and Companion Gardening

Bee Friendly Yards
Benefits of Companion Planting
Building a Pollinator Garden
Companion Planting
Creating a Pollinator Garden
Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Watch

Veggie Know-How

KSU Horticulture Newsletter
Growing Vegetables
Vegetables and Herbs

 

 

 

Have Community Gardening Questions?
Contact Brenda

Brenda Jarboe

Brenda Jarboe

Community Garden Coordinator
brendajarboe@ksu.edu


Have Nutrition, Food Safety or Preservation Questions?

Contact Lisa

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Lisa J. Martin, MPH, RD, LD

EFNEP & SNAP-Ed Agent
ljmartin@ksu.edu


Have Lawn, Garden or Tree Questions?
Contact Ariel

ariel

Ariel Whitely-Noll

Horticulture Agent
arielw@ksu.edu 

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