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Marais des Cygnes District

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


Come Grow With Us 2022 Flier!

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All gardening & the Hands-on Water Bath Canning classes are being held at the LaCygne Library - 209 N Broadway - LaCygne, KS

The Hands-on Pressure Canning class is being held at the LaCygne Community Building

To Register for a class call:  913-294-4306

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Seed Starting photo 2022
Seed Starting

This class has been postponed until March 17 due to possible snow and ice.  Sorry for any inconvience this has caused.

Thursday, March 10| 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Speaker:  Nancy Kalman, MdC District Master Gardener

Start your garden early!  Seed starting is a great way to save money
and get a jump-start on the garden season.  During this session you will learn how to start various types of seeds, supplies needed and how to care for the seedlings.
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Gardening 101 Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 



Gardening 101
Thursday, March 24 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Speaker:  Katelyn Barthol & Abbie Powell - MdC Agriculture Agents

Want to plant a garden?  Don't know where to start?  During this session you will learn the basics of gardening such as soil preparation, garden layout, planting dates and harvest techniques. 
Common garden problems and solutions will also be discussed.  Participants will go home with a copy of the Kansas Garden Guide.

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All Things Garlic!

 

 

 

 

 



All Things Garlic!
Thursday, April 7 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Speaker:  Chuck Otte, Geary County Agriculture Agent

Join us to discuss all things garlic!  Learn how to select the best varieties to grow in Kansas, prepare your beds, harvest your garlic and much more.  Chuck will also share with us how to store garlice to get the most out of your crops.

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 Terrific Tomatoes and Perfect Peppers










Terrific Tomatoes & Perfect Peppers

Thursday, April 21 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Speaker:  TBD

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.       
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Water Bath Canning










Hands-On Water Bath Canning

Tuesday, May 17 | 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm
Speakers:  Franny Eastwood & Kathy Goul, MdC District FCS Agents
& Master Food Volunteers

Water bath canning is recommended to preserve high-acid foods such as fruits, tomatoes, salsa and pickles.  During this hands-on class, participants will make a jar of jelly or salsa (depending on produce available at the time of the class)

Class size is limited.  Minimum age  is 16.  Pre-registration required.  Afternoon class and evening class available.

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Pressure Canning








Pressure Canning - Hands-on
Tuesday, June 1 | 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm
Speakers:  Franny Eastwood & Kathy Goul, MdC District FCS Agents
& Master Food Volunteers

A pressure canner is needed to safely can low-acid foods like vegetables, vegetable mixtures, red meats, wild game meats, poultry, seafood and fish.  During this hands-on class participants
will preserve a jar of vegetables (depending on the produce available at the time of the class).

Class size is limited.  Minimum age is 16.  Pre-registration is required.  Afternoon class and evening class available

***Note:  THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE LACYGNE COMMUNITY BUILDING ***

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Join us to learn
how to grow,

prepare, and
preserve fresh
produce!

2022 Class Info


Gardening:

Seed Starting
March 10
This class has been postponed until March 17 due to possible snow and ice.  Sorry for any inconvience this has caused.

Gardening 101
March 24

All Things Garlic!
April 7

Terrific Tomatoes &
Perfect Peppers

April 21

 

Food Preservation:
Hands-on Classes!

Water Bath Canning
May 17

Pressure Canning
June 1