- Plants for Pollinators
- Pretty Things that Pollinate
- Creating a Solitary Bee Hotel
- The Buzz at Cherry Creek
Flood Resources for Yard and Garden
- Flood resources for Gardens, Trees, & Landscape: https://flood.unl.edu/horticulture
- Weather-ready landscapes
- Flood Safety in Flooded Vegetable Gardens
- Managing Food Safety Hazards in Flooded Vegetable Gardens
Articles & Resources
- Acreage Life Blog
- Acreage Owners Guide
- Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, Ornamental Grasses & Vines
- Diseases & Pests
- Drought Resources
- Fruit Trees & Small Fruits
- General Horticulture
- Insects, Spiders, Mice & More
- Lawn Calendar
- Lawn Care
- Local Pollen Count
- Monthly Garden Guides
- Trees & Shrubs
- Vegetables, Garden Fruits & Herbs
- Weather: National Weather Service NOAA
Garden Center Updates
- DVD's & videotapes for the commercial horticulture industry & garden enthusiasts
- Español a inglés - English to Spanish: Communication Guides for the Green Industry
Master Gardener Program
Master Gardener interns learn about a wide range of horticulture topics including soils, fertilizers, botany, plant selection, plant diseases, insects and weed control. Forty hours of classroom instruction gives them a good foundation in general horticulture, plus basic insect and disease control. After training, Master Gardener interns give back 40 hours of volunteer service in their community through a variety of activities. Learn more.
Be a Master Gardener
Lancaster County regional Master Gardener program, encompassing gardeners most often from Cass, Lancaster, Otoe, Seward and York. The application period for 2022 Lancaster County Master Gardener Program applications has closed. We will begin taking applications for the 2023 program later this summer.
- Master Gardener Brochure (11/2021)
2022 Composting Demonstrations in Lincoln, Neb.
Free Composting Demonstrations will be held at Pioneers Park, across from the Nature Center (look for Extension’s banner), Lincoln, Nebraska.
- Saturday, May 21, 10–11 a.m.
- Saturday, June 25, 10–11 a.m.
- Saturday, Sep. 24, 10–11 a.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 22, 10–11 a.m.
Extension Master Gardeners will teach how to achieve a proper carbon:nitrogen ratio, or “green” materials vs. “brown” materials, and show you several types of structures that can be built or purchased for composting. You’ll learn how to construct a compost pile, and discuss basic troubleshooting if your compost pile is not breaking down as it should. At each composting program, two random participants will win either a composting thermometer or a composting bin. Printable flyer (pdf)
Composting How-To Videos
Try composting in your landscape with help from Backyard Farmer.
- Making Compost
- Composting Bin Construction
- Pokorny Compost Bin Plans
- Building Bins and Boxes for Yard Waste Compost, Montana State University
- Local Calendar of Events
- Nebraska Extension Statewide Calendar
- Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Plant Sales
- Pioneers Park Nature Center Classes & Information
- Spring Creek Prairie Public Programs
Nebraska Extension Horticulture & Environmental Education Speaker's List
...Composting | Tree & Flower Selection | Turfgrass Management | Growing Wildflowers...
All speaker requests are subject to availability. Please note that due to the volume of requests received, groups are limited to one horticulture program request per year. A minimum of 30 days notice are required for all speaker visits. Staff will contact you with a confirmation call or e-mail. A $45.00 donation to the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener program is requested for all presentations and there may be an additional fee involved for supplies with certain programs.
The information on this Web site may or may not apply in your area. If you live outside of southeastern Nebraska, contact your local university extension office.