ProHort Education is available to garden center employees, green industry professionals and anyone wanting to obtain in-depth information on landscaping, garden maintenance, and lawn care. A participant who attends all classes and passes a proficiency test will receive a certificate of completion of ProHort Education which can be displayed in their place of business.
- Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties
- 8015 West Center Road 68124
- Entire Course: $440 which includes the price of the handbook. Additional employees from the same company are $385.
- Per-session: $60 one-day session. $30 per half-day session (please indicate morning or afternoon). This price does not include the handbook.
2017 ProHort Schedule
|Date | Time||Topic||Instructor|
|Feb 3: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Basic Botany||Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator- Lancaster County|
|Feb. 3: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Introduction to Soils||Timothy Mundorf, Field Representative - Midwest Laboratories Inc.|
|Feb. 10: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Bug Bootcamp||Jonathan Larson, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Feb. 10: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Pollinators & Plants That Support Them||Natalia Bjorklund, Nebraska Extension Educator - Dodge Co.|
|Feb. 17: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Lawn and Landscape Weed Management||Mary Anna Anderson, Extension Horticulturist Retired - Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Feb. 17: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Shrubs||Bob Henrickson, NSA Horticulture Program Coordinator|
|Feb. 24: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Tree Basics||Graham Herbst, Community Forester - Nebraska Forest Service|
|Feb. 24: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Pests & Problems of Trees||Laurie Stepanek, Forest Health Specialist - Nebraska Forest Service|
|Mar. 3: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Introduction to Landscape Design||Kathleen Cue, Horticulture Program Coordinator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Mar. 3: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Landscape Solutions and Sustainability||Steve Rodie, Professor and Director of UNO Center for Urban Sustainability|
|Mar. 10: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Turf Grass Management I||John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Mar. 10: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Turf Grass Management II||John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Mar. 17: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Wildlife: If you build it, they will come||Soni Cochran, Extension Associate - Lancaster Co.|
|Mar. 17: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Plant Propagation||Scott Evans, Horticulture Program Coordinator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Mar. 24: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.||Pest Management Approaches||Larry Schulze, Nebraska Extension Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture|
|Mar. 24: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Pest Management Approaches||Larry Schulze, Nebraska Extension Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture|
|Mar. 24: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Potluck Snack Day|
|Mar 31st - SNOW DATE||Make-up day for classes cancelled due to weather|
|Jun. 9: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Plant Diagnostic Clinic||Nebraska Extension Team in Douglas-Sarpy Counties|
Topics are subject to change. Please be environmentally friendly and bring your own coffee cup. March 24th is Potluck Snack Day—you may bring a snack to share. Classes will be cancelled only in the event of a severe weather event, such as several inches of snow. Call (402) 444-7894 after 7:30 a.m. for a recording or call the switchboard at (402) 444-7804 after 8 a.m. Classes are unlikely to be cancelled for 1 to 2 inches of snow.