Horticulture

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Composting How-To Videos

Try composting in your landscape with help from Backyard Farmer.

Composting Free Demonstrations in 2020

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):

  • CANCELED: Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.
  • CANCELED: Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.
  • CANCELED: Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.
  • CANCELED: Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.
  • CANCELED: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.
  • CANCELED: Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.

Compost can be used in the garden to improve the soil and fertilize plants. 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. More details on this flyer.

Free composting demonstrations are sponsored by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the City of Lincoln Solid Waste Recycling Office.

Area Events/Workshops/Conferences:
Nebraska Extension Horticulture & Environmental Education Speaker's List

We Teach...
...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.

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The deadline for 2020 Master Gardener applications has passed. We will post when 2021 applications are available.

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.

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