Garden, Lawn & Landscapes

Is there a lawn and gardening topic you would like to learn more about? Sarah Browning is an Extension Educator with Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the Regional Experot for Otoe County.  Sarah can be contacted by phone at (402) 441-7180: by mail at 444 Cherrycreek Road, Lincoln, NE 68528: or by e-mail at

Here are many Gardening, Lawn Care and Landscaping Information and Hints.

2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Master Gardener Training

If you have a strong interest in gardening and enjoy helping others, you are invited to become a University of Nebraska Extension Master Gardener volunteer. 

This program will increase your knowledge and understanding of such horticultural topics: best cultural practices for growing flowers, vegetables, turf, plant disease and insect pest identification, control, and much more. Instructors are Extension specialists, educators, associates, and horticulture professionals. 

To become a Master Gardener volunteer, you must attend all training sessions, pass an examination and volunteer for Extension educational programming. Volunteer opportunities can include answering gardening questions from the public, teaching 4-H youth how to gardening, assisting at the county or state fair, and helping with community gardens, are among the ideas. 

The Lancaster County Master Gardener program accountability area includes Cass, Lancaster, Otoe, Seward and York counties. Those participating in the 2021 training class must pay a $190.00 materials fee. The training program will begin February 2021.  Training hours are during the day and this year will be virtual by Zoom. For additional information you may call Mary Jane Frogge at 402-441-7180.  Application deadline is January 15, 2021. To apply on line, visit our website: 

Do not miss this opportunity to increase your gardening knowledge and the chance to share with others in your community.