LPL Seed Library: Gardening Resources

Gardening Resources 

Here are a few of the local organizations that are working to make Lawrence green and growing. Check the LPL Seed Library website for additional resources!

Common Ground Program: The Common Ground Program is a community gardening and urban agriculture program created by the City of Lawrence in 2012. The Common Ground Program’s goal is to transform vacant or under-utilized city properties into vibrant sites of healthy food production for our citizens. Contact Helen Schnoes, Sustainability and Food Systems Planner,, 785-832-5157

Douglas County Extension Office: Master Gardeners: Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who help educate the public about horticulture. The Master Gardeners offer classes and workshops on a variety of horticulture-related topics throughout the year, as well as a hotline for gardening questions. Contact: 785-843-7058,, or stop by the office at 2110 Harper Street in Lawrence.

Kansas Native Plant Society: The Kansas Native Plant Society encourages awareness and appreciation of the native plants of Kansas in their habitats and in our landscapes by promoting education, stewardship, and scientific knowledge. Contact: 785-864-3453

Food Policy Council: The Douglas County Food Policy Council seeks to identify the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for a successful, sustainable local food system in Douglas County. The Douglas County Food Policy Council meets every third Monday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at various locations throughout our Douglas County food system. All meetings are open to the public. Contact: Helen Schnoes, Sustainability and Food Systems Planner,, 785-832-5157

City of Lawrence: The city of Lawrence provides resources, education and assistance for local lawn and garden care. Some of their services include: free or low-cost mulch and compost, compost and yard waste bins, instructions for mulch mowing, worm composting and more. For more information, contact the Solid Waste division at 785-832-3032.