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Marais des Cygnes District

MdC District Paola Office

Miami County
913 N Pearl, Suite 1
Paola, KS 66071
913-294-4306
913-294-4301 fax
Office Hours:
8-4:30pm M-F

Kathy Goul, FCS Agent-
kgoul@ksu.edu
Karla Hightower, 4-H Agent -
khightow@ksu.edu
Katelyn Barthol, ANR Agent -
kbarth25@ksu.edu

linn office

Linn County
115 S. 6th St.
P.O. Box 160
Mound City, KS 66056
913-795-2829
913-795-2656 fax
Office Hours:
8-4:30pm M-F

Franny Eastwood, FCS Agent -
fmeastwo@ksu.edu
Abbie Powell, 4-H, ANR &
District Director- abbie2@ksu.edu

Send to all agents:
maraisdescygnes
@listserv.ksu.edu

Come Grow With Us! - Planting & Preserving Your Backyard Bounty

All of our Classes are done for 2021 but if you are interested in the class and information that was handed out you will find that in the far right column.

THANKS!

 

NOTE:  All of our "Come Grow with Us!" classes are done for 2021.  Our classes were all Virtual this year and they were recorded.  They have been posted along with other class information in the right hand column of this page.

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All Classes are being held VIRTUAL and will take place via ZOOM>

Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to the class.  Once you have registered for the class you will receive an email with the ZOOM link for the class.

If you do not receive the link, please call 913-294-4306

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Come Grow With Us 2021 Flier!

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All Classes are being held VIRTUAL and will take place via ZOOM>

Registration deadline is 24 hours prior to the class.  Once you have registered for the class you will receive an email with the ZOOM link for the class.

If you do not receive the link, please call 913-294-4306

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Gardening 101 Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gardening 101
Thursday, March 25 | 7- 8 pm
Want to plant a garden?  Do you know where to start?  In this class you will learn the basics of gardening such as soil preparation, garden layout, planting dates and harvest techniques.  By the end of the class you will know how to set up your garden, what to do before planting and how to care for your garden throughout the summer.  Participants will also learn about the variety of gardening publications available through their local Extension office.  Click here to Register

Where does your Garden grow

 

 

 

 

 

 



Where Does your Garden Grow
Thursday, April 1 | 7 - 8 pm
Regardless of where you live or how much land you have, you can garden!  During this class we will discuss several methods of gardening including traditional gardens, raised beds, container gardening and square foot gardening so you can decide what works best for your situation.  Container gardening will be discussed in depth.
Click here to Register

Common Gardening Problems and solututions

 

 

 

 

 

 


Common Gardening Problems & Solutions

Thursday, April 8 | 7 - 8 pm
Now that you have your garden planted, it’s time to learn about some of the most common garden problems you may face - diseases and insects.  We will identify the most common insects and diseases and discuss how you can prevent and/or treat them.  The result is a garden full of high-quality fruit and vegetables with minimal frustration!
Click here to Register

Terrific Tomatoes and Perfect Peppers











Terrific Tomatoes & Perfect Peppers

Thursday, April 15 | 7 - 8 pm
Come and learn about planting and care techniques so that you can grow Terrific Tomatoes and Perfect Peppers!  In this class you will learn which varieties grow the best in East-Central Kansas, how to properly care for them and which are best suited for slicing, canning, etc.         Click here to Register

NOTE:  Registration for canning classes will not open until April 15th

Home Canning Basics












Home Canning Basics

Tuesday, May 25 | 7 - 8 pm
Home food preservation is a great way to preserve the season’s bounty.  Food must be canned properly and safely to prevent foodborne illness.  In this class you will learn the importance of using correct, tested methods for preserving food at home to ensure your produce is safe and shelf stable.  Great information for both new and seasoned canners!  Click here to Register

NOTE:  Registration for canning classes will not open until April 15th

Water Bath Canning











Water Bath Canning

Tuesday, June 8 | 7 - 8 pm
Water Bath Canning is recommended to preserve high-acid foods such as fruits, tomatoes, salsa and pickles.  In this class you will learn how to safely preserve your food using a water bath canner.  Topics covered include recommended equipment and supplies, basic procedures, best practices, how to store your canned goods and “dos and don’ts”.
Click here to Register

NOTE:  Registration for canning classes will not open until April 15th

Pressure Canning











Pressure Canning
Tuesday, June 22 | 7 - 8 pm
A pressure canner is needed to safely preserve low-acid foods like vegetables, vegetable mixtures, red meats and wild game meats, poultry, and seafood and fish.  In this class you will learn the techniques and best practices for preserving food using a pressure canner including recommended equipment and supplies, basic procedures, best practices, different methods for preparing your food, pressure canning safety, the importance of maintaining your canner and common “dos and don’ts”. Click here to Register

NOTE:  Registration for canning classes will not open until April 15th

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Join us to learn
how to grow,

prepare, and
preserve fresh
produce!

Classes

Gardening 101
March 25
Link to recording & more Info

 

Where Does your Garden Grow
April 1
Link to recording & more Info

 

Common Gardening Problems & Solutions
April 8
Link to recording & more Info

 

Terrific Tomatoes & Perfect Peppers
April 15
Link to recording & more Info


Home Canning Basics

May 25
Video & more Info

 

Water Bath Canning
June 8
Video & more info

 

Pressure Canning
June 22
Video & more info