The Nebraska Master Gardener Program
The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture related volunteer training program based in many counties throughout the state. It has been part of Nebraska Extension since 1976. Master Gardener volunteers are trained by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension faculty and staff. They contribute time as volunteers working through their local Extension office to provide horticulture-related information to their community. More specifically, they provide education about sustainable horticultural practices. Participants are required to complete 40 hours of training and 40 hours of volunteer service during the initial year of their involvement in the program. Master Gardener volunteers retain their certification through annual training and volunteering.
Nebraska Master Gardener web page
All Master Gardener Training for spring 2021 will be virtual.
David Lott, Horticulture Educator will serve as host. The cost of the class is $20.00 for established/returning Extension Master Gardeners and $180.00 for individuals who are starting out as Extension Master Gardeners. The higher fee includes a T-Shirt, name badge and the Nebraska Extension Master Gardener manual.
Classes are going to be live on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Central/6 p.m. Mountain Time. Recordings of each class will be posted on YouTube, and emailed out to everyone the next day or so. David will also post a follow up knowledge quiz. Filling these out will count for the state exam for the program. So no big exam at the end!!!!
To register for the 2021 EMG classes, please contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org, Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension (308) 532-2683.
|January 26||Growing Environments|
|February 2||Plant Structures (Morphology)|
|February 9||Introduction to Soils|
|February 16||Integrated Pest Management|
|February 23||Plant Diseases|
|March 2||Horticultural Insects/Trap Cropping|
|March 9||Planting Combinations|
|March 16||Wildlife in Landscapes|
|March 23||Landscape Management|
|March 30||Vegetable Gardening/Wholesale|
|April 6||Landscape Design|
|April 13||Tree Selection and Management|
|April 20||Diagnosing Landscape Problems|
|April 27||Pollinating/Beneficial Insects & Plants|
|October 5||Responding to the Growing Season|
|October 12||Success with Popular Houseplants|
|October 19||Beginning Closed System Hydroponics|
|October 26||Horticulture and Crops Judging for Fair|
2021 State Master Gardener course "All About Trees". Register for these course dates at go.unl.edu/2021cctrees.