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.
2019 ProHort Education Schedule
|Date | Time||Topic||Instructor|
|Feb. 8: 9 a.m. - Noon||Basic Botany||Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator - Lancaster Co.|
|Feb. 8: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Introduction to Soils||Molly Hadan, Metro Community College Horticulture Adjunct Instructor|
|Feb. 15: 9 a.m. - Noon||Bug Bootcamp||Jonathan Larson & Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Educators|
|Feb. 15: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Wildlife: If You Build It, They Will Come||Soni Cochran, Nebraska Extension Associate - Lancaster Co.|
|Feb. 22: 9 a.m. - Noon||Turf Grass Management||John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Feb. 22: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Lawn and Landscape Weed Management||Mary Anna Anderson, Nebraska Extension Associate - Retired|
|Mar. 1: 9 a.m. - Noon||Management of Perennials||Scott Evans, Horticulture Program Coordinator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Mar. 1: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Home Fruit-Vegetable Pests & Diseases||John Porter, Nebraska Extension Educator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Mar. 8: 9 a.m. - Noon||Tree Basics||Graham Herbst, Community Forester - Nebraska Forest Service|
|Mar. 8: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Pests & Problems of Trees||Laurie Stepanek, Forest Health Specialist - Nebraska Forest Service|
|Mar. 15: 9 a.m. - Noon||Introduction to Landscape Design||Kathleen Cue, Horticulture Program Coordinator - Dodge Co.|
|Mar. 15: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Landscape Solutions and Sustainability||Steve Rodie, Professor, Biology & Environmental Studies|
|*Mar. 22: 9 a.m. - Noon||Pest Management Approaches||Dr. Larry Schulze, Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture|
|*Mar. 22: 1 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Pest Management Approaches||Dr. Larry Schulze, Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture|
|*Mar. 22: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Honing Your Fact-Finding Skills||Dana Freeman, Horticulture Staff|
|*Potluck Snack Day|
|Mar. 29||SNOW DATE||Make-up day for classes cancelled due to snow||Jun. 14: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Plant Diagnostic Clinic||Nebraska Extension Staff|
Topics are subject to change. Please be environmentally friendly and bring your own coffee cup. March 22nd 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.