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Healthy Yards Expo

10th Annual Healthy Yards Expo logo April 6

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

Note: Doors open at 9 a.m.

Make greener choices for your yard and home at the Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo — a FREE Earth-friendly lawn and garden event.

Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities (KHYC), developed by K-State Research and Extension, helps homeowners make better choices on environmentally conscious lawn and garden care techniques.

Toddler touching green catepillarJohnson County Extension is teaming with Johnson County Stormwater Management and the cities of Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee to present the Expo. Discover simple, easy Earth-friendly practices for achieving a nice yard while still protecting our water, air and healthy soils.

The Healthy Yards Expo features

  • businesses,
  • non-profits,
  • seminars, and
  • tips

to help residents become “greener” in their lawn and garden care. It’s a one-stop learning event on green ideas and services.

Back by popular demand — Native Plant Sale!
Live native plants for sale at  Healthy Yards ExpoChoose from over 1,000 plants selected specifically to thrive in your garden. Locally and organically grown, shop the best native plants for our area.

Be sure to:

  • Register for Door Prizes!
  • Free Tree Seedling: First 100 visitors get a free tree seedling, courtesy of Overland Park.
  • 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 gardens and rain barrels
  • Listen to informative speakers on topics such as native plants, pollinators, vegetable gardening and landscaping

Fun for the Kids:Kids watching puppet show at Healthy Yards Expo

  • Enjoy a free Stone Lion Puppets show

Johnson County Residents — Get a FREE soil test
Free soil test at Healthy Yards ExpoJohnson County residents can get a free soil test, compliments of Johnson County Stormwater Management and Johnson County Extension.

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. How to take a soil test.
  • A soil test will provide you with the fertility needs to grow healthy plants while protecting our soil and water.
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Event Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm