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: $460 which includes the price of the handbook. Additional employees from the same company are $400.
- Per-session: $60 one-day session. $30 per half-day session (please indicate morning or afternoon). This price does not include the handbook.
2020 ProHort Education Schedule
|Date | Time||Topic||Instructor|
|Feb. 7: 9 a.m. - Noon||Introduction to Shrubs||Bob Henrickson, Assistant Director of Horticulture Programs|
|Feb. 7: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Introduction to Soils||Molly Hadan, Metro Community College Horticulture Adjunct Instructor|
|Feb. 14: 9 a.m. - Noon||Lawn & Landscape Weed Management||Dr. Roch Gaussoin, Turfgrass Specialist|
|Feb. 14: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Turfgrass Management||John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Feb. 21: 9 a.m. - Noon||Tree Basics||Graham Herbst, Community Forester - Nebraska Forest Service|
|Feb. 21: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Pests & Problems of Trees||Laurie Stepanek & David Olson, Forest Health Specialist - Nebraska Forest Service|
|Feb. 28: 9 a.m. - Noon||Introduction to Landscape Design||Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Educator - Dodge Co.|
|Feb. 28: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Landscape Solutions and Sustainability||Steve Rodie, Professor, Biology & Environmental Studies|
|Mar. 6: 9 a.m. - Noon||Introduction to Vegetable Gardening||John Porter, Nebraska Extension Educator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|Mar. 6: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Home Fruit-Vegetable Pests & Diseases||Sarah Browning, Nebraska Extension Educator - Lancaster Co.|
|Mar. 13: 9 a.m. - Noon||Entomology||Jody Green, Nebraska Extension Educator - Douglas-Sarpy Counties|
|Mar. 13: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Basic Botany||Scott Evans, Horticulture Program Coordinator Douglas-Sarpy Co.|
|*Mar. 20: 9 a.m. - Noon||Pest Management Approaches||Dr. Larry Schulze, Professor Emeritus - Dept. of Agronomy & Horticulture|
|*Mar. 20: 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.||TBA||TBA|
|*Potluck Snack Day|
|Mar. 27||SNOW DATE||Make-up day for classes cancelled due to snow||Jun. 12: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.||Plant Diagnostic Clinic||Kyle Broderick, Plant & Pest Diagnostic Extension Educator|
Topics are subject to change. Please be environmentally friendly and bring your own coffee cup. March 20th 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.