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Extension Master Gardener (EMG)

The Extension Master Gardener program is a volunteer program that provides training in all aspects of horticulture. Master Gardeners have met specific goals and are a vital part of K-State Research and Extension's ability to provide accurate, up-to-date and research based information to our customers. Douglas County EMG service activities are coordinated by the local county extension horticulture agent.

EMG Programs/Event 

2018 Monthly Douglas County Extension Master Gardener General Meeting Dates and Advanced Education Programs

*Meetings are held in the Dreher Building located at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper, Lawrence, KS. Advanced Education programs will be from 10:00-11:00am unless otherwise noted. All programs are Open to the Public!

January 20 (Sat.) “Hostas: A Carefree Shade Perennial” presented by Jeanne Klein, Douglas Co. EMG.  Meeting & Activity Fair at 9am.  Presentation from 10:30-11:30am.

February, 21 (Wed.) “Westar Constructed Wetland Treatment – Engineering with Nature” presented by Jared Morrison, Westar Energy.  

March 17 (Sat.) “It’s About Thyme, Herbs for the Home Garden” presented by Sandra Siebert, Douglas Co. EMG. 10:00-11:30am. 

April 18 (Wed.) “Growing Tomatoes with Flair and Flavor” presented by Jason Graves, Saline Co. Horticulture Agent.

May 19 (Sat.) “Understanding How Pesticides Impact Pollinators” presented by Dr. Raymond Cloyd, of KSU. 10:00-11:30am.

June 20 (Wed.) “Creating and Maintaining a Naturalistic Garden” presented by Jill Kleinberg, Douglas Co. EMG. Presentation 10:00-11:00 am.  Following the presentation there will be a garden tour of Jill’s home gardens, 1756 E. 960 Road, Lawrence, KS

July 21 (Sat.) “Edible Landscaping” presented by Sherri Thomas, Johnson Co. EMG. 10:00-11:30am.

August 15 (Wed.) “Noxious Weeds of Kansas” presented by Alan Hollinger, City of Lawrence.

September 15 (Sat.) “Cover Crops in the Garden” presented by Tom Buller, Douglas Co. Horticulture Agent.

October 17 (Wed.) “Creatures of the Night” presented by Lenora Larson, Marais des Cygnes EMG.

CANCELLED November 10 (Sat.) “Asexual Propagation of Woody Ornamental Plants” presented by Dr. Jason Griffin, KSU.

Forms for Current Extension Master Gardeners

Hotline and Farmers' Market Sign Up

Deposit Voucher 2017

Donation Form 2017

Reimbursement Form 2017

EMG Position Descriptions 2018

Participation Form

Application for EMG Projects & Activities

Hour Reporting Form


2018 EMG Handbook

2018 EMG Handbook Appendices (draft)

EMG Long Range Strategic Plan


EMG Grant Application

Extension Master Gardeners

Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who help educate the public about horticulture.

Educational activities relate directly to the teaching and research functions of Kansas State University.

EMG Brochure

Current EMG Update 

Master Gardener website under construction


EMG Speakers Bureau Topics


Extension Master Gardener Application