Horticulture & Master Gardener Programs in Hall County


Central Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Program

Master Gardeners are people who love plants, gardening, landscaping, and teaching others. To earn a title of Extension Master Gardener, individuals enroll in the program and receive 40 hours of training from University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty, then volunteer 40 hours of gardening and horticulture related work. There is a training fee which covers the training resources. No qualifications or prior knowledge about horticulture is needed for the class.  The only requirement is a desire to share a love of gardening, learning, and a commitment to teach others about horticulture.

2022 Extension Master Gardener Classes have started for the year. No new applications will be taken at this time.

For more information about the program e-mail Elizabeth Exstrom at eexstrom2@unl.edu.
2022 EMG Brochure (PDF)

Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Program

The Nebraska Master Gardener program extends the outreach of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) by providing volunteers with research-based horticulture education, which prepares them to share their knowledge with the citizens of the State.

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Reporting website: must know your username and password when signing in.

Backyard Farmer

Backyard Farmer is dedicated to helping you find solutions to your lawn and garden questions. Every year from spring to fall, our panel of experts deals with topics from insect pests and disease, turf, and fruits and vegetables, as well as landscape design and general horticulture topics.

Backyard Farmer airs live Thursdays on NET1 at 7pm CDT from April through September and repeats on NET1 Saturdays at 10 AM CT & on NET World Sundays @ 3 PM CT & Mondays @ 4:30 PM CT.

Go to the BYF website

News Columns:
Can be viewed on the HuskerHort Blog.

Have horticulture questions? Want more information?

Elizabeth Exstrom

 Contact Elizabeth Exstrom at elizabeth.exstrom@unl.edu or   308-385-5088.  Follow Elizabeth's HuskerHort Blog or on Twitter @HuskerHort or Facebook HuskerHort

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