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Free Christmas tree disposal, recycling in and around the Wichita area

Christmas Tree Disposal Wichita

Sedgwick County residents can recycle real Christmas trees for FREE! When you’re ready to get rid of your Christmas tree, you can take it to one of more than 20 locations to have it turned into mulch. The program is run by Sedgwick County Environmental Resources. While you’re there, you may also pick up free mulch — if […]

Tulip Bulb Sale at Botanica

tulips from botanica's tulip bulb sale in Wichita, KS

Botanica will begin its spring tulip bulb sale on April 22. This year’s tulips can be planted in the fall and color your garden next spring.  The tulips will only cost 15 cents each, and you can pay with cash or check (no cards). Please bring your own bags. The sale will continue on Friday […]

FREE K-State’s Garden Hour Webinar Series 2022

k state garden hour 2022 series lunch webinar online

K-State Research and Extension will continue its FREE series of gardening webinars in 2022. “K-State Garden Hour” is held live online over the lunch hour.  Organizers of the K-State Garden Hour say the 2022 lineup is charging full speed ahead, starting with the first Wednesday in January – Vegetable Varieties for Bountiful Harvests. You can […]

$1 Mums at Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

“Mums” the word! If you are looking for an inexpensive way to fill in your fall flower beds, Botanica has you covered with its annual mum sale. According to the Botanica email newsletter, on Friday, November 5, mums will be available for sale at Botanica for only $1 each while supplies last! Bring your own […]

2021 Kansas Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale

Visit Botanica for the Kansas Orchid Society fall show on November 6, 2021. Get tips and information on growing orchids, see gorgeous table-top displays of individual plants and flowers, and find the perfect orchids for you to grow.  At the show, you’ll be able to meet and mingle with orchid experts and pick up an […]

Sedgwick County Extension will offer Victory Garden 101 classes online

free gardening classes online from k-state research and extension sedgwick county

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at gardening or if you’d just like to learn more, the Sedgwick County Extension will be offering gardening classes online for FREE! I’m super excited about this one. I’m definitely going to be telling my friends. We’ve had some beautiful weather and gardening would be a great […]

Kansas Garden Guide, Free to Download

K-State Extension Kansas Garden Guide

Is this your year to plant a garden? The 80-page Kansas Garden Guide has what you need to know about growing vegetables and herbs in Kansas: soil, compost, seeding, watering, pest control, container gardening, season extension, harvesting, and storing your harvest. The Kansas Garden Guide is available to download for free, or you can stop […]

Grow Good Food Gardening Classes

seedlings sprouting ready for spring

Want to save money on groceries? Learn how to grow good food in your own garden, and how to cook and preserve it, too, from the experts at the Sedgwick County Extension. The classes are only $5 per session or $35 for the whole series. Both beginning and advanced home food gardeners will find something to […]

FREE “Saturday Samplers” at the Sedgwick County Extension

Whether you’re ready to plow up an acre, do a little container gardening, or just daydream about the beautiful garden you’ll have some day (I’m currently in the last camp), I think you’ll enjoy the Saturday Samplers in the Demo Garden at the Sedgwick County Extension. On one Saturday each month from April to September, […]

Lunch in the Demo Garden – Fridays

Brown bag it for Lunch in the Demo Garden with Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners every Friday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Bring a lunch and tour the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardener Demonstration garden, learning what has been challenging and what has been working well. The garden is outside the Sedgwick County Extension office […]

Old Town Farmer’s Market

The Old Town Farmers Market is held Saturday mornings during spring, summer, and fall. You’ll find fresh locally grown produce, handmade and local goods, live entertainment, and activities for the kids. This is a really great way to spend a Saturday morning in the heart of Wichita. Admission is always free. The market is open from […]

Botanica Plant and Book Sale

Botanica is selling a variety of plants, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs at its second-annual Plant and Book Sale Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24, 2010. Some of the plants were grown right at Botanica; all were hand-picked by them to work well in Kansas gardens. According to the website, the prices are […]

$5 Spring Garden Series

Yes, the whole series is $5. That’s cheap, and I almost missed it. I did, in fact, miss the first class, but there are several more sessions between now and the last class on February 15. The Spring Garden Series classes are held Monday nights at the 4-H Hall/Sedgwick County Extension center on W. 21st […]