Category Archives: Upcoming Events

2014 Grow Good Food Workshop

Both beginning and advanced home food gardeners will find something to interest them at the 4th annual Grow Good Food Workshop. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 4-H Hall at 21st and Ridge Rd. in Wichita.

Cost of the class is $5 for all day. Register online at or call 316-660-0100.

The morning session of the workshop includes three classes on basic gardening topics. During the afternoon, attendees will have the choice between more advanced gardening topics and classes on preserving and cooking garden produce.

Morning Sessions

9 a.m. – Getting Started with a New Garden

10 a.m. – Choosing What to Plant

11 a.m. – Common Pests & Problems

Advanced Gardening

1 p.m. – Growing Heirlooms & Saving Seed

2 p.m. – Raised Bed Gardening

3 p.m. – Success with Squash & Vines

Cooking & Preserving

1 p.m. – Food Preservation 101

2 p.m. – Vegetables for Picky Eaters

3 p.m. – Equipment & Gadgets for Food Preservation

Register online at or call 316-660-0100. 

Saturday Sampler this Saturday!

Our last Saturday Sampler of the year will be this Saturday, September 21st at 9 a.m. here in the Demonstration Garden. We will be featuring fall vegetables in the recipes and discussing fall gardening techniques.

Also – bring your ideas for topics you might like to see next year!

Saturday Sampler this Saturday, August 17th

Our next Saturday Sampler will be held this Saturday, August 17th here in the Demonstration Garden. The program will start at 9 a.m. and we try to finish by about 10 a.m. We will be featuring EGGPLANT this month, and Denise has been busy trying out some dishes. There were a couple of them that were good enough I may consider making them myself, so that tells you that they are excellent!

This Quinoa Eggplant Salad was delicious! You better come out on Saturday for the recipe!

July Saturday Sampler on the 13th

Our next Saturday Sampler will be this coming Saturday, July 13th. We will begin at 9 a.m. in the classroom area of the Demonstration Garden. The topic for this month is Basil. We have several different varieties of basil in the garden this year, so we are going to be looking at those different types and how they could be used for healthful cooking in your kitchen.

Remember, the farmers market is going on, so you should plan a little extra time to park and walk to the garden area, if you aren’t going to come early and shop!

No registration is required and the class is free, so come on out!

This is Plant a Row for the Hungry Week!

Plant a Row LogoThe Plant a Row for the Hungry Program is happy to announce that next week, July 7-13th has been declared as Plant a Row for the Hungry Week by proclamations of the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County.

The Plant a Row for the Hungry program is a national effort to donate fresh garden produce to local food banks to distribute to those in need. The local program is a partnership of the Kansas Food Bank and the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners.

Over 413,000 pounds of produce have been donated over the 12 years of the program. In this 13th year, the program hopes to collect a record amount of 87,000 pounds of produce to boost the total donation to over half a million pounds of produce! To help meet this goal, we are asking gardeners, in honor of Plant a Row for the Hungry week, to donate not just their excess produce but also some of the produce they would normally use themselves to help others in need. “Bring your best to the table,” said Kevin Enz from the Kansas Food Bank.

Gardeners can drop off their produce at the Kansas Food Bank or any of the drop off locations around the area, listed below.

Kansas Food Bank 

1919 E. Douglas

Augusta Ace Home Center  

316 W 7th Ave.  — Augusta

Brady Nursery

11200 W. Kellogg

Hillside Nursery

2200 South Hillside

Hillside Feed and Seed

1805 S. Hillside

Johnson’s Garden Centers

802 North Ridge Road

21st & Woodlawn

2707 West 13th

Valley Feed & Seed

1903 South Meridian