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By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Assistant Educator

 

The 2019 spring flood has had a devastating impact for all parts of the landscape, including trees.  While the extent of the damage to trees may not be realized for years, how and if trees survive depend on several factors.

 

▪Certainly that the floods came when the trees were dormant is a factor in their favor. Flooding is always hardest on actively growing trees.

 

The Thurston County Extension Office will be accepting applications for part time (15 hrs/week) position as an office assistant until March 29, 2019.  This position requires a person who is a self-starter, highly self-motivated and flexible. Qualifications are: customer service skills; a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Internet, and financial management; organizational and communication skills and a valid Nebraska driver’s license.  Must pass a criminal background check and the 4-H volunteer screening.  Additional information about this position can be found online at www.thurston.unl.edu at https://go.unl.edu/pj2t or at the Extension Office.

Composting—Even in Winter

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

 

How to Become a Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

 

(Part 3 of 3)

 

Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners are Extension-educated volunteers who make a difference in their communities, reaching people from all backgrounds and ethnicities about research-based gardening information. Knowing lots about gardening before joining the program is not a requirement.  Becoming a Master Gardener involves a love of learning and the ability to volunteer to share gardening knowledge with others.

 

 

(Part 2 of 3)

Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners are Extension-educated volunteers who make a difference in their communities by educating people of all backgrounds about research-based gardening information. Programs across the nation are set up on a one-for-one basis, with 1 hour of volunteer time for each hour of education received.  In Nebraska, Extension provides 40 hours of education to each Master Gardener volunteer in return for 40 hours of their volunteer service.

What are Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners?

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator

 

(Part 1 of 3)

 

Nebraska Extension Master Gardeners are Extension-educated volunteers who make a difference in their communities, reaching people from all backgrounds and ethnicities about research-based gardening information.  While beautification of outdoor spaces is one of the happy consequences of their volunteer efforts, Master Gardeners do so much more: 

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