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. 


On-going

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/.


January

Douglas County Master Gardeners--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.

Sunrise Community Meal--Rice Bowls: January 25, 2020, 12-2 PM
Sunrise Project, 1501 Learnard Ave., Lawrence, KS
This community meal features rice bowls. We'll have a spread of ingredients for you to make your bowl however you want it! We'll provide: rice, beans, chicken, salsa, corn, roasted sweet potatoes and more. Desserts & drinks provided. All are welcome! Donations accepted but never required.


February

Seed Cleaning Party: February 1, 2020, 3-5 PM
Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS
Hosted by the Grassland Heritage Foundation. Join GHF for a fun session of seed cleaning! These seeds will be used to improve GHF's Leadplant Prairie. You can expect to find friends to chat with and to gain new familiarity with native plants.

World Wetlands Day: February 2, 2020, 3-6 PM
Baker University Wetlands, 1365 N. 1250 Rd, Lawrence, KS
Come out and celebrate with us on this year's World Wetlands Day!

Kaw Valley Seed Fair: February 8, 2020, 9 AM-2 PM
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Flory Meeting Hall, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS
Join us for the 11th annual Kaw Valley Seed Fair. There'll be a seed exchange, demonstrations, and vendors galore!

Douglas County Master Gardeners--“It is easier than you may realize to do something big to fight climate change”: February 19, 2020, 10:15 AM
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Flory Meeting Hall, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS
Presented by Dan Rueman, KU Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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