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Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo

March 29, 2014 — 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Shawnee Civic Centre 13817 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216

Get the real dirt on growing green at the Johnson County's Healthy Yards Expo, an exciting lawn and garden event to help you make greener choices in the yard and home.

It's a marketplace of ideas, tools and experts for eco-improvements for yards. It’s a one-stop learning event on green ideas, products and services.

The Expo focuses on the Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities from Kansas State University’s Research and Extension, which helps you make wise choices on environmentally conscious lawn and garden care techniques. The interactive program helps you evaluate lawns and gardens practices in areas such as from water use to wildlife habitat. The Healthy Yards Expo will highlight products, tips and tools that meet the program’s criteria.

Johnson County Residents — Get a FREE soil test

New this year will be your opportunity to get a free soil test compliments of Johnson County Stormwater Management and Extension.

  • Bring your soil sample to the Expo to receive the free testing.
  • Learn how to take a proper sample.
  • A soil test will provide you with the fertility needs to grow healthy plants while protecting our soil and water.

Visitors to the Expo can:

  • Talk with local green industry vendors and find out what’s new!
  • Get tips and tricks from our and other experts.
  • Interact with the Expo's’s vendors with plants, garden art and accessories.
  • Visit with Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners and plant societies offering expert advice on gardening and plant cultivation.
  • Listen to informative speakers on topics such as composting, water conservation, tree care, wildlife gardening and more.
  • Participate in free, fun and educational activities for children.

Bring the kids!

Sponsored by:

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension logoLawn&Garden Healthy Yard Expo 2010>City of Lenexa logoLawn&Garden Healthy Yard Expo 2010>Overland Park logoCity of Shawnee logoJohnson County Public Works logo






Saturday, March 29, 2014
9am to 2pm

Cost: Free

Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216 Get Directions

Free For the Kids!

StoneLion Puppet Theater

Backyard Buggin'

Shows: 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Free Seminars

Series 1

9:15 – Container Gardening – Dennis Patton, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

10:30 - Emerald Ash Borer It’s Here, Now What? – Sarah Crowder, City of Overland Park Forester

11:15 – Incorporating Edibles into the Landscape, Jenny Doty, City of Lenexa, Recreation Supervisor

Noon – Tips For Successful Vegetable Gardeners – Dennis Patton, Johnson County Extension

12:45 – Timely Tips for Healthy Trees (weather permitting outdoor session) – Sarah Crowder, City of Overland Park, Forester

Series 2 Presented by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners

9:30 – Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities - Nancy Chapman

10:15 – It All Begins with the Soil - Nancy Chapman

11:00 – Permaculture Concepts for the Home Landscape - Jim Crist

11:45 – Gardening for Pollinators - Meg Mullett

12:30 – Drought-tolerant Plants for Kansas City Landscapes - Bud Smith

1:15 – Efficient Composting What’s Right for You? - Mae