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Southwind District

Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

We've moved!
1006 N. State St.
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
Fax:  620-625-8645



Lawn and Garden

Horticulture is the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, ornamental plants, and trees.  

Maintaining attractive home and commercial landscapes not only increases property values but promotes an improved quality of life that makes our community a great place to live.

Whether you have a question about lawns, vegetables, flowers, or landscape maintenance, Extension information is created for use by everyone, including homeowners, lawn services and nurseries.

Are you familiar with the Kansas Garden Guide?  This book, published by K-State Research and Extension, is a gardeners "must have".  Watch the video below as Krista Harding explains why you need a copy.

Looking for a fun, easy gardening project to do with kids?  Start some flower seeds!  Judy Arbeiter, Southwind Extension District Master Gardener, demonstrates a simple planting technique and shares a children's gardening story.  She's also joined by a cute little helper - Mason!

Did you miss the newspaper article about the gardening trend that started last year?  Agent Krista Harding wants to keep that trend going and offered some helpful information and resources for home gardeners.  You can read her article here.  In the article, she mentioned the Kansas Garden Guide, that is available for sale in our offices, or online by clicking the link on the left.  She also mentioned the "Growing Vegetables in Pots" publication that you can read here.





Gardening Videos

Organized by subject or season, there are more than 85 short gardening videos produced by K-State Research and Extension professionals.  You can find them here


Southwind District Horticulture Agent

Krista Harding
Erie Extension Office
111 South Butler, Erie, KS 66733