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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Save the Date! Classes and Workshops

Gardening 101 
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00, Gardening Guide included!
Location: LyCo Extension Office Meeting Room

The 2018 Farmers Market and Extension Education Series will kick off with a Gardening 101 class taught by Horticulture Agent Travis Carmichael. Come out and learn more about preparing the soil before planting, different vegetable varieties recommended for Kansas and other basic gardening solutions. Please RSVP to (620) 343-6555 or by March 5. 

Vendor 101: Selling at Farmers Markets
Date: Thursday, March 15
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Location: LyCo Extension Office Meeting Room
Interested in becoming a vendor at a local farmers market? Join Market Manager Jessica Hopkins for an overview on the how-to's, helpful hints, and food safety guidelines for market vendors.  The $5.00 class fee will be applied to the annual vendor fee for participants joining the Emporia Farmers Market 2018 season.  Please RSVP to (620) 343-6555 or by March 26. 

Cooking Local: Vegan Edition
Date: Monday, March 19
Time: 6-7:30pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Emporia Public Library Meeting Room

Join local vegan and creative chef, Gretchen Russell, as we experiment with delicious vegan recipes.  The class will prepare a zippy slaw, BBQ jackfruit, and dessert.  Learn how easy and fun it is to incorporate meat-free recipes into your weekly repertoire.  The class is free, but registration is required by contacting Tiffany, 620-412-6877 or

Thanks to the Emil Babinger Charitable Trust for sponsoring our 2018 Education Series!