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Horticulture and Natural Resources


Horticulture Ambassadors, known as HORTADORSSM, assist the staff and are dedicated to improving the horticultural community by:

  1. Promoting activities that shall consistently support the mission of the John C. Pair Horticultural Center
  2. Assisting with public events held at the Center
  3. Increasing the level of enjoyment and appreciation for Horticultural Science throughout South Central Kansas while contributing to current, on-going research at the John C. Pair Horticultural Center and gaining hands-on-experience through unique educational opportunities
  4. Promoting long term relationships among the John C. Pair Horticultural Center and the horticultural industry in the community.

If getting your hands dirty while learning about the exciting world of horticulture sounds interesting, then you might consider becoming a HORTADOR. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, including: gardening; mechanics; carpentry work; welding; refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, and electrical work; plumbing; heavy equipment operation; and office assistance.

Simply stop by the Center and ask any of our staff about becoming a HORTADOR. We promise dirty hands, smiles, and memories.