The weather is getting warmer every day, so that means it is time for the Great Outdoors. It is really healthy to take a break from all that screen time and get some natural vitamin D. We curated a list of fun outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy!
Home & Family

Pulses—the original plant-based protein—are some of the healthiest foods to include in your diet. What are pulses? Want to learn more about incorporating pulses into your diet? Sign up for our May 6th class.

Elder Abuse is a hard topic to talk about, but unfortunately, it is an issue that plagues 10 percent of the older population. Extension has some resources to help.

Spring is here! This means fresh, ripe, seasonal produce is becoming more abundant each week. But while you’re still waiting for your favorite produce varieties to become available, don’t forget about other options to enjoy nutritious veggies and fruit. Canned and frozen produce options can be just as (and in some cases more) nutritious than fresh.

Are picky eaters wreaking your dinner time peace of mind? Here are some tips to curtail dinnertime temper tantrums. Also, consider joining our presentation on “Raising Health Eaters”.
Lawn & Garden
Summertime means time for fresh garden fruits and vegetables. Building a raised garden bed offers many more advantages over general garden beds, so here is how!

Escape from the pandemic boredom! The EMG Garden Tour allows you to enjoy the great outdoors safely and view beautiful gardens. As a bonus, you might learn a few things and become inspired to spruce up your own private oasis. What better way to spend a spring day.

Like to garden? Like to be around other friendly people? Like to learn? If so, now is the time to consider applying for the Extension Master Gardener program. Find out more as we start recruiting for the next training program.

Donuts, bagels, and tree mulching rings all have something in common. They all have a hole in the center. Please don’t shorten the life of your trees with improper mulching. It’s easy to keep your trees healthy when you know the basics of applying mulch.

Kansas City metro lawns look lush and green with the generous spring rains and temperatures. But summer can take its toll on the lawn. Now is the time to prepare the lawn for hot summer days. Learn what to do, or not to do, to help beat the summer stress.
Agriculture & Natural Resources

There is nothing lovelier than looking out your window and spotting a little hummingbird using the feeder or a bluebird nesting in your birdhouse! Learn how you can make your backyard into the home of all these beautiful birds' dreams.

The Johnson County Extension Office is open. For the safety of our staff, volunteers and public please set up an appointment so we can take additional precautions for you and our staff. Face-to-face programming will continue to follow Johnson County, State of Kansas and CDC guidelines for events.
Keep checking our website as more virtual classes go live at johnson.k-state.edu or call 913-715-7000. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
In Partnership Together
K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913) 715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.