Northeast Nebraska Master Gardener Plant Fair

24th Annual Plant Fair & Market-
April 29 & 30, 2016

NECC Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, Norfolk

Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

2016 Vendors Wanted Information PDF 800 KB
2016 Youth Horticulture ID Contest
    Youth Horticulture ID Contest Study Guides
2016 Plant Fair & Market flyer PDF 607 KB
2016 Educational Speaker information PDF 100 KB
2016 Vendor List (revised 4-25-16) PDF 170 KB
2016 Plant List Sold at Master Gardener Booth PDF 540 KB

Educational Speakers and Contest


  6:15 pm           Youth Horticulture ID Contest        
  6:30 pm           “Nebraska Natives for the Home Garden”  Amy Seger—J&H Greenhouse—Horticulturist
  7:15 pm           Awards for Hort Judging Contest & Master Gardener Awards


   9:30  am         “Backyard Medicine Chest”  Rachel Liester– Red Road Herbs       
  10:30 am         Talk About “Beginning Thoughts for a Home Landscape” Carolyn Lingenfelter
  11:00 am “Without Castings It’s Just Dirt!”  Brent Broberg—Broberg Organics, LLC
  11:30 am Make and Take at Children’s Corner
  12:30 pm Talk About “Drip Irrigation” Kurt Schrant and Jim Laycock
  1:00 pm Make and Take at Children’s Corner
  1:30 pm Talk About “Sedums” Corrine Weihe

 Plant Fair features include:

* FREE admission!
* Educational Speakers
* Children's Garden: Special activities for children to learn a love of gardening!
     Plus Make and Take activities!
* Door Prizes drawn hourly!
* Great Vendors offering nursery, garden, & home decor plus jewelry, kitchen tools, skin care, crafts, quilts, collectables, candles, toys, and gourmet foods!
* Ask The Master Gardener booth will feature a Master Gardener member on hand to answer your gardening questions!
* Locally grown houseplants for sale, grown by Master Gardener members!
* Plant Sitter Area: Place to keep your purchases until you have completed shopping and listening to speakers!
* Delivery assistance to your vehicle!
* Lunch Stand provided by Master Gardeners!
* Proceeds from the Plant Fair help support Educational Speakers and Horticulture Scholarships to Northeast Community College!

Northeast Nebraska Master Gardener 2016 Plant Fair Youth Horticulture ID Contest

The Northeast Nebraska Master Gardeners will host a Youth Horticulture ID Contest at their annual Plant Fair & Market on Friday, April 29 at 6:15 pm. Youth ages 8-18 are encouraged to participate. Participation is free. Pre-register by April 22 by contacting Nebraska Extension - Madison County (402) 370-4040. Prizes are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each of the three age brackets.

Prizes: 1st Place - $25 cash + $25 gift certificate to the Master Gardener Plant Booths
2nd Place - $10 cash + $15 gift certificate to the Master Gardener Plant Booths
3rd Place - $10 gift certificate to the Master Gardener Plant Booths

Prizes awarded at 7:15 pm.

Contestants are required to sight ID horticultural plants to the accepted common name.
Study Guides below:

Plant List   PDF 8 pgs
  Full Study Guides online

Partial Study Guides:
Vegetables, Fruits, & Herbs (part 1)
2050KB 33 pgs
Vegetables, Fruits, & Herbs (part 2)
2608KB 43 pgs
Landscape Ornamentals (part 1)
2637KB 33 pages
Landscape Ornamentals (part 2)
2618KB 41 pages
Landscape Ornamentals (part 3)
2751KB 36 pages
Landscape Ornamentals (part 4)
2871KB 36 pages