Master Gardener Volunteers and retired Extension staff provide ongoing efforts to manage the pollinator gardens at the Tekamah Pollinator Garden in Burt County and Veterans Tribute Plaza and South Elementary School’s pollinator gardens in Washington County. These gardens serve as teaching resources how best to help pollinators by planting flowering plants and reducing insecticide use. NEMGVs manage a food garden in Dakota County, a historic vegetable garden at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Washington County, and pollinator gardens in Dodge and Saunders Counties.
Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners teach. In Washington County, Burt County, and on the Omaha Reservation, public school teachers who are also Master Gardener volunteers, teach after-school and classroom gardening activities at school gardens, educating youth about pollinators, vegetable gardening, and tribal gardening customs.
Got a gardening question to ask? Master Gardener Volunteers provide one-on-one education to people in need of solving their horticulture problems. Answers specific to this region address issues of wildlife damage, insect pests, plant diseases, and best management practices. Call or email your local Extension Office to find Master Gardener Volunteer availability for the horticulture helpline.
Hats off to Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteers!