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Area Events

Throughout the year, we will post events of interest to gardeners that are presented by other organizations in the metropolitan area.

If you are looking for events presented by the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City, just click on MG Event

K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center Field Day
Sat, Jul 29, 8am–2pm; Walk and talk with university experts, tour plant trials and learn about the latest varieties and methods for achieving growing success here in Kansas City’s challenging growing conditions. Urban and cultural gardening will also be showcased. Admission is $5 per person at the gate, which includes ice cold bottled water, seminars, air conditioned classes and demonstrations. The Research Center is located at 35230 West 135th Street, Olathe. The entrance is approximately nine miles west of Highway 7 on 135th Street. For a list of classes and seminars call 913-715-7000, or visit www.johnson.k-state.edu.

Gardening for Bees and Butterflies
Thurs, Aug 17, 6:30pm; at Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO. The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present “Gardening for Bees and Butterflies” presented by Heather Holm, Author of “Pollinators of Native Plants”. Learn how to attract, observe and identify pollinator and beneficial insects with native plants. The top native plant species for different habitats will also be highlighted for both bees and butterflies including butterfly host plants. Heather Holm is a landscape designer and consultant specializing in pollinator landscapes and native landscape restorations. She studied horticulture and biology at the University of Guelph in Canada, and for the past 20 years she has worked as a horticulturist and landscape designer in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions. She is a passionate advocate for the use of native plants to attract and support pollinators, beneficial insects, and wildlife. Heather is an environmental educator and frequent presenter at conferences in the Midwest and Northeast. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Door Prizes. For further information call 816-665-4456 or visit our website at mggkc.org and browse Gardeners’ Gathering.

Missouri State Fair Dahlia Show
Aug 18 and 19. The Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society is hosting the Missouri State Fair’s Dahlia Show. This public event is at the fairgrounds Floriculture Building, Sedalia, MO. Bring your dahlia blooms to the show or drop by to see the range of colors and shapes of dahlias on display. See www.mostatefair.com for entry and show details.

Greater Kansas City Iris Society Plant Sale
Sat, Aug 19, 10am-3pm; at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City, MO. Hundreds of locally grown iris varieties for sale Including TB, BB, IB, SDB and MTB. Don’t know what these designations mean? Come visit us and find out or check out the American Iris Society website: www.irises.org or the GKCIS website: www.kciris.org. Come early for best selection!

Rose Rosette Workshop
Mon, Aug 21, noon-4pm; at Jacob Loose Memorial Park Garden Center, Kansas City, MO. Presented by the Kansas City Rose Society. The American Rose Society has identified rose rosette disease as the greatest threat to the future of commercial and recreational growth and enjoyment of roses. The Kansas City Rose Society, in conjunction with the Mid-American Green Industry Council, will present and informational workshop which will feature three nationally recognized experts in the study of the disease in order to provide attendees with the most current research and management practices on rose rosette. Registration fee: $25. The workshop fee covers all materials and a box lunch. One hour of Consulting Rosarian credit will be given for CR’s in attendance. For further information and to register visit: www.kansascityrosesociety.org/rose-rosette-workshop.html or contact Rob Gray at 816-520-3291 or rgray@hoerrschaudt.com for further information.

Beekeeping I
Wed, Aug 23 & 30, 6:30-8:30pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. This is an introductory course into beekeeping. We will review the importance of honey bees in our everyday life. Participants will learn about the life cycle of the honey bee, their history, and become familiar with today’s beekeeping techniques. Fee: $49. To enroll or to get more information please call 913-469-2323.

Four Season Harvests
Sat, Aug 26, 9-11:30am; Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Growing nutritional edibles during the dreary fall and winter months has many advantages. Less watering, fewer bugs and weeds! Plus the bonus of fresh produce in your winter diet! Discuss the science, methods and some simple structures that work well for a small scale home garden. Learn which plants do well in the cold. Leave excited about growing in an unexpected yet productive season. Fee: $39. To enroll or to get more information please call 913-469-2323.

Beekeeping II
Wed, Sep 6 & 13, 6:30-8:30pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. This course offers an in depth review of current beekeeping practices. You will study beekeeping in the classroom and explore a beehive in the field. The course will give you hands on experience working a beehive. Fee: $49. To enroll or to get more information please call 913-469-2323.

Master Gardener 2017 Garden Tour
Sep 8-9, 9am-5pm. Sponsored by the Marais des Cygnes Extension District Master Gardeners. Driving tour to visit various locations in Miami County to view some amazing garden creations by our Master Gardeners. Visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mdcemg or call 913-294-4306. Visit the Marais des Cygnes Extension District website for more information www.maraisdescygnes.k-state.edu.

Easy to Grow “Super Foods”
Sat, Sep 9, 9am-12pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Growing your own “superfoods”, those considered to be powerhouses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals, can offer you super health benefits. Discover which plants are the easiest and hardiest to grow in our midwest climate. Learn which garden choices are highly nutrient dense and even medicinal. Discuss methods to preserve them for year-round health benefits. Fee: $39. To enroll or to get more information please call 913-469-2323.

Beekeeping III
Wed, Sep 20 & 27, 6:30-8:30pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. This class will be a fun and active way to learn how to be a successful backyard beekeeper. We will provide the basic knowledge needed to keep and manage a healthy beehive, and produce honey and beeswax. This class will cover bee behavior, hive management, diseases, pests, swarming and how to harvest honey right from your own backyard. Fee: $49. To enroll or to get more information please call 913-469-2323.

Advanced Beekeeping, Pests and Diseases
Wed, Oct 4, 6:30-8:30pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Explore the greatest challenges in today?s beekeeping world. You will do an in-depth study and review of beekeeping diseases and pests. Learn how to identify pests and diseases in the early stages and the best practices for treatment alternatives. In addition, review new regulations and laws that impact our bees. Fee: $29. To enroll or to get more information please call 913-469-2323.

The Local Food Movement: Then and Now
Sat, Nov 11, 9am-12pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Did you know Johnson County’s leading industry once was dairy farming? Now JoCo is part of Kansas City’s active food and farmer movement. Explore our farming roots and discover the myriad of resources that connect us to our local food growers including farmers? markets, farm to table, organic, urban and local trends. Learn about organizations collaborating to feed our city and the key programs that are training our next generation farmers and chefs. Fee: $39. To enroll or to get more information please call 913-469-2323.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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