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The Extension Files is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. 

The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

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Apr 24, 2020

Gardening is always a worthwhile venture, but this year it’s an even better idea for families who are spending far more time at home: It’s a great outdoor activity, yields food inexpensively and has numerous health benefits, is a great teaching tool for kids, and is a great break from Netflix and Zoom! Today’s guest tells us how she walks brand-new gardeners through all the steps of planning and establishing a garden in her weekly Victory Garden 101 online course. If you’ve ever had questions about starting a garden, this episode gives you a great place to start. Even though the live course has already started, it’s not too late to sign up, watch the archived videos from the first few weeks and start getting your hands dirty!

Guest for this episode:

Rebecca McMahon is the horticultural food crops agent for Sedgwick County.

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The Extension Files is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. We have an office in every one of Kansas’ 105 counties.

The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

In Kansas, extension agents’ expertise and deep network of connections cover a wide array of topics:

  • food (from livestock and crop production to preparation and preservation)
  • families and community
  • 4-H youth development
  • finances
  • health in all stages of life
  • gardening
  • landscaping
  • … and much more

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