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Lectures are included with membership or admission. Lunch is served for an additional charge and is available beginning at 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
JUNE CATERER: Sweet Basil
JULY CATERER: Truffle's
June 5th: "Frustrated with Fescue?"
Join Larry Crouse, Butler County Extension Horticulture Agent as he talks about grass alternatives. Larry will provide information about growing warm season grasses in south central Kansas.
June 12th: "Save Those Rain Drops"
Peter Daniels with Wichita Rain Barrels will talk about the benefits of rain barrels and how to install one. If you like, you will be able to purchase a rain barrel that day.
June 19th: "What's New in Ferns"
Duane Peterson is a retired biology and botany teacher with a passion for ferns. Duane will discuss new crosses and mutations in hardy and tropical ferns along with their care and other requirements. Ferns will be available for purchase.
June 26th: " Weather Folklore; Fact or Fiction?"
We have all grown up hearing people talk about the weather, then forecasters using sayings such as; "Red Sky at Night, Sailors Delight. Red Sky at Morning, Sailors Take Warning." Come join us with Dick Elder, retired meteorologist, and see if there is any truth to these sayings.
July 3rd: No lecture due to July 4th holiday.
July 10th: “Savory Summer Salads”
Summer is here and its time to enjoy salads made from fresh vegetables, greens, fruit, and herbs. Come sample new treats by Kay Neff from Neff Farms.
July 17th: "Adelias in Antarctica"
Think cool thoughts during this hot summer in Kansas. Lorrie Beck, Director of the Great Plains Nature Center will give us a "cool" look at the windiest, driest, coldest continent on earth. Enjoy a cool treat after this program.
July 27th: "Iris Grown for Beauty"
Sheryl Fitzpatrick with Wichita Iris Club will talk about the irises grown at Botanica. She will also feature some varieties available at the upcoming iris club sale.
July 31st: "My Summer at Botanica"
Each summer Botanica has intern gardeners. Join Laura Shoemaker as she tells about her experience in our garden this summer.
August 7th: "Preserve Your Harvest"
Don’t know what to do with all that fresh produce? Learn the basics to preserve your harvest with Denise Dias, Sedgwick County Foods and Nutrition Agent. Topics include drying, making jellies, pressure canning and freezing.
August 14th: "Cooking with Homegrown Vegetables"
Lori Thomas and Linda Courtney, Master Gardeners and fabulous cooks want to share some of their favorite and easy recipes. Whether you have a garden of your own or rely to the farmer's market for fresh produce you will enjoy this fun presentation and sample some tasty treats.
August 21st: "Planting a Succulent Dish Garden"
Lisa Barland, Harvey County Master Gardener, will demonstrate how to use tender succulents in designing a dish garden for indoor and outdoor use. Succulents will also be available for sale.
August 28th: "Wacky or Wonderful Container Gardens"
People will plant flowers in almost anything. Come and see what Karla found on her summer of adventure. Karla Jahn is a Botanica staff member whose duties include scheduling this Lunchtime Lectures series.
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Aug 28 2013 .Wed, 05/08/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 05/15/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 07/24/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:15pm
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 12:15pm