- 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
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
Free Composting Demonstrations in 2021
The following demonstrations will be held at Pioneers Park Nature Center’s backyard composting demonstration area across the street from the Nature Center (look for the Extension banner):
- Saturday, Aug. 21, 10–11 a.m.
- Saturday, Sep. 4, 10–11 a.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 23, 10–11 a.m.
Compost can be used in the garden to improve the soil and fertilize plants. 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. At each composting program, a random participant will win either a composting thermometer or a composting bin. More details on print-friendly flyer (PDF).
A free composting demonstration also will be held at the Willard Community Center, 1245 S. Folsom St.:
- Saturday, Oct. 9, 10–11 a.m.
- 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.
Master Gardener Program
- Lancaster Master Gardener Program Brochure
- Master Gardener Application
- Master Gardener Diagnostic Center
Be a Master Gardener
The application period for 2021 Master Gardener training closed January 15, 2021. Please consider applying for the 2022 class when applications open later this summer.
What if I don't live in Lancaster County, Nebraska? Many extension offices across the country have similar programs. Contact your local Extension Office
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.