Weekly, the Nebraska Master Gardener Program has a prominent spot at our market. Volunteers are available to educate and answer horticulture questions. Have a gardening question? Stop by the booth and say hello!
The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture related volunteer training program based in many counties throughout Nebraska. Part of UNL Extension since 1976, Master Gardener volunteers are trained by UNL Extension faculty and staff. They contribute time as volunteers working through their local Extension office to provide horticulture-related information to the community. More specifically, they provide education about sustainable horticultural practices. Participants are required to complete 40 hours of training and 40 hours of volunteer service during the initial year of their involvement in the program. Master Gardener volunteers retain their certification through annual training and volunteering.
Master Gardeners: Weekly Topics
Winter Leftovers: Late cold may bring late blooms & damage, extra garden prep.
Bright Lights: Year of Coral New varieties of annuals (fungus-free) and orange veggies.
Contain Yourself: Make one for Mom: herbs, perennials & houseplants.
B is for Buzz: Plant to attract pollinators of all kinds.
Backyard Sanctuary: Unplug & make your own quiet space.
Go Wild in Wildflower Week Plant your own native bloomers. Activities in NE.
Moonlighting Planting: Moon phases white night gardens.
The Under-Story: Composting, mulching with groundcovers.
Bored with Ash Borers? Replacement Options and Treatment Questions.
Celebrate USA Heirlooms: A nod to past standout tomatoes, peppers.
Sedges for Edges: Dozens of varieties for corners and curves.
Bug Off Pests: Pests that need midsummer attention.
Bird is the Word: Plants that birds & backyards love.
Eat Your Veggies: Garden produce, problems & solutions.
Against the Wind: Wind resistant grasses, shrubs & trees.
Woodland Gardens: Shady solutions for small spaces.
Going Rogue: Invasive Plants Love ‘em, they can’t get rid of ‘em.
Succulent Success: Minimal maintenance, maximum impact.
Layer It Up: Landscaping from the bottom up -- perennial, shrubs and trees.
Turf’s Up: New grass varieties, reseeding, aerating.
Double Duty: Shrubs Blooming, berries. foliage, fragrance.
Seasonal Front: Porches Fall & winter options: evergreens, cabbage, gourds.
Trees in the Garden: Right spot planting, landscape favorites.
6 Happy Houseplants: Best choices for greenery thriving indoors.
Blooming Bulbs: When and how to plant bulbs now for spring color.
Fall Finishing Touches: Cleaning up your yard, maintenance, tool care.
Bats, A Friendly Foe: How the flying creatures help gardeners.