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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

Tomatoes and Peppers
Thurs, Jan 10, 11:30am-1pm; held in the Sunflower Room of Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1208 North 79th St, Kansas City, KS. Sponsored by the Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners. Dr Chuck Marr, Kansas State University professor emeritus, will present “Tomatoes and Peppers.” Registration is not required. Fee: $5.00 (waived for certified master gardeners). Please call 913-299-9300 if you need further information.
 
Gardening by Design Symposium in Paola
Sat, Mar 2, 9am-3:30pm. Sponsored by Marais des Cygnes Extension Master Gardeners, at the Town Square Event Center, 15 West Wea, Paola, KS. Keynote speaker Bryan Boccard, Kauffman Gardens, will be followed by Timothy Maloney, MU Professor of Landscape Design; Dennis Patton, JoCo Horticultural Agent; and Myrna Minnis, owner of Art with Myrna. Topics include The Garden as Performance Art, The Second Time Around (rethinking an existing yard/garden), Finding Mr. Good Shrub, and Using Garden Art. The $40 fee includes a box lunch and snacks. Space is limited. Register by Feb 18. Watch for details and registration form at www.maraisdescygnes.ksu.edu. Call the Extension office, 913-294-4306, for more information.
 
Beekeeping I
Wed, Mar 13 & 20, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm. 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. Instructor: Robert Hughes. Class held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Fee: $59. To enroll go to https://ce.jccc.edu or call 913-469-2323.
 
Beekeeping II
Wed, Mar 27 & Apr 3, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm. 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. Instructor: Robert Hughes. Class held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Fee: $59. To enroll go to https://ce.jccc.edu or call 913-469-2323.
 
Keeping Backyard Chickens
Tues, Apr 9, 2019, 6-9pm. An animal’s lover’s guide to sustainable agriculture on a small scale. Chickens provide natural bug control, as well as breakfast. Learn the how and why and what in order to avoid the perils of raising chickens on a domestic scale. Instructor: Emily Winchester. Class held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Fee: $39. To enroll go to https://ce.jccc.edu or call 913-469-2323.
 
Beekeeping III
Wed, Apr 10 & 17, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm. 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. Instructor: Robert Hughes. Class held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Fee: $59. To enroll go to https://ce.jccc.edu or call 913-469-2323.
 
Advanced Beekeeping – Spring Management
Wed, Apr 24, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm. Review the steps to help your bees prepare for the Honey Flow. Review different processes and techniques to add honey supers, equalizing your hives and most important, learning how to keep ahead of the honey that your bees bring to the hive. Instructor: Robert Hughes. Class held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Fee: $29. To enroll go to https://ce.jccc.edu or call 913-469-2323.
 
Farmers’ Market and KC’s Local Food Movement
Sat, May 4, 2019, 9am-12pm. Do you love shopping the local farmers’ market, but get overwhelmed deciding who to support, who are the real farmers, how and what to buy? Learn how to shop the market wisely and what to know about the vendor guidelines. Farmers’ markets are just a part of the active local food and farmer movement. Also look at the city’s historical farming roots and discover the myriad of resources that connect us to our local food growers. Discover farm to table, organic, urban and local trends. Learn about KC organizations collaborating to feed our city on many levels and key programs that are training our next gen farmers. Instructor: Sherri Thomas. Class held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Fee: $39. To enroll go to https://ce.jccc.edu or call 913-469-2323.
 
Herbs for Beginners
Sat, May 18, 2019, 9am-12pm. May is the perfect time to plant more herbs! Become more familiar with growing herbs and their many culinary and medical uses with this hands-on class. Learn which are perennials or annuals and how best to grow each in your garden. In addition, learn about medicinal uses, useful recipes and ways to preserve the herbs you grow. Class held at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Fee: $39. To enroll go to https://ce.jccc.edu or call 913-469-2323.

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