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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.

Have you checked out the K-State Garden Hour?  At noon, on the first Wednesday of each month, horticulture agents from across the state will offer training on a variety of topics to help you grow more produce, have a beautifully landscaped yard, get rid of pests, see new flower varieties, and more!  A one-time registration gets you access to all of the sessions, and the videos in case you miss one.  You can register here.  Below is a list of upcoming sessions:

  • March 2 - Landscape Design 101
  • April 6 - Pollinator Plans for Continuous Food Sources
  • May 4 - New and Improved Annual Flower Varieties
  • June 1 - Organic Pest Management for Vegetable Gardens
  • July 6 - Growing Culinary Mushrooms at Home
  • Aug. 3 - Landscaping for Wildlife
  • Sept. 7 - Recommended Trees for Kansas
  • Oct. 5 - Improving Soil Health in the Landscape and Garden
  • Nov. 2 - Wildlife Damage Prevention and Control in the Lawn and Garden
  • Dec. 7 - Accessible Gardening for All



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