Welcome to Platte County
Platte County Commissioner helps out with Pet Power certification April, 2013
Summer fun in the garden
Every Monday and Thursday, 9-11 a.m., June 3rd through August 8th
Discovery, theme gardens and activities at two local gardening sites for ages 9-13. The 2013 Garden'n Grow (fillable PDF) is sure to be a a fun-filled learning experience.
Essay Contest Winners
Grow with the Green People's Choice winners are: Mary Jo Guarino Clover Kid, Denny George 8-10, Courtney Leape 11-13, Kylie Sherwood 14-18, and Kathy Anderson and Chris Leape Adult. Congratulations to all who wrote essays, they were wonderful.
4-H Day Camp
Mark your calendars for 4-H Day Camp-A Day of Old Fashion Fun and Learning on June 7, 2013 at the Platte County Fairgrounds. Flyer and registration form can be found here.
Monday, June 10th, 4-7 PM
This workshop will cover the basics of drip irrigation in addition to small farm equipment considerations.
October 5th, Columbia, MO Missouri 4-H Center
Building Strong Programs
Now is the time to get your soil tested to avoid spending unneeded cash on nutrients your soil might not need. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing information under Services for specific instructions.
Master Gardeners answer questions
The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City are in full swing with Master Gardeners answering calls Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. You may even call the hotline at your convenience, leaving your questions on gardens, flowers, trees and anything having to do with urban horticulture on the answering machine in the evening and they will return your call the next day. Call 816-833-8733 (TREE). You can also bring in samples or stop by and visit with a Master Gardener at the Platte County location on Wednesday afternoons from 1-4 p.m.
Emerald Ash Borer
Protect valuable Ash trees from EAB. This pest has been spotted in Platte County. For information: