Local Food and Gardening Events

Local Food and Gardening Events

Wondering what’s happening with local food? On the hunt for the perfect native perennial? Look no further! We’ve got your roundup of local plant sales, workshops, and programs to keep you learning and growing! Also, be sure to check the Grassland Heritage Foundation's calendar of regional environmental events for more great local food and gardening events in our area. 


Yard Waste Collection: 2020
The City of Lawrence Solid Waste Division picks up residential yard waste year-round, weather permitting, excluding holidays. For more information, click here, call 832-3032 or email solidwaste@lawrenceks.org.

City of Lawrence Compost Facility: March- mid-December
The City’s Wood Recovery and Compost Facility located at 1420 E. 11th Street will be open to the public on Saturdays, from March through mid-December, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Residents may purchase compost or woodchips (self-load only, bring a shovel). Cost: $10 per pickup truck load (more for larger trucks). Cash only.
  • Residents may drop off brush and yard waste. Cost is $5 per pickup load.

For more information, visit https://lawrenceks.org/swm/lawntreeprunings/.


Trees for Kansas: January 18, 2020, 10:30 AM
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Flory Meeting Hall, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS
Presented by Ryan Rastok, Kansas District 1 Forester.