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Healthy Yards Expo – Kansas

April 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


The 8th Annual Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, April 1st aims to help you make greener choices for your yards and homes.
This event is FREE and will be held from 9am-2pm, at the Shawnee Civic Center in Shawnee, Kansas.

The expo focuses on Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities to help homeowners make wise choices on environmentally conscious lawn and garden care techniques.

Visitors to the Expo can:
-Register for Door Prizes! Get rain barrels, compost bins, native plants and three $50 gift certificates courtesy of Family Tree Nursery.
-The first 100 visitors will receive a free tree seedling, courtesy of Overland Park.
-The first 300 visitors will receive an assortment of native plants to try in their home gardens, courtesy of Johnson County Stormwater Management.
-Visit with Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners and local plant societies. They’ll offer expert advice on gardening and plant cultivation.
-Talk with city representatives to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood and learn about cost share programs for establishing rain garden and rain barrels.
-Listen to informative speakers on topics such as native plants, pollinators, vegetable gardening and landscaping.
-Visit the soil trailer, an underground experience for young and old.
-Participate in free, fun and educational activities for children including performances by the Stone Lion Puppets.
-Johnson County Residents — Get a FREE soil test, complements of Johnson County Stormwater Management and Johnson County Extension. Bring your soil sample to the Expo to receive the free testing.

“The expo promotes eco-friendly practices and provides education so that you can do your part for clean water, air and healthy soils while maintaining an attractive landscape,” said Dennis Patton, horticulture agent for Johnson County Extension. “Without proper care the practices that we do to manage our landscape will have an effect on our water supply. Runoff or misapplications of products can move into our rivers, and ultimately in our drinking water.”

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April 1, 2017
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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