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UNL’s Master Gardener Program available in Trenton PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 31 January 2013 18:26

By Robert Tigner

Extension Educator


University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension's Master Gardener Training is available in Trenton this spring

The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture-related volunteer training program based in many counties and has been part of UNL Extension since 1976.

Master Gardener volunteers are trained by UNL 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. Some of the topics that will be covered are: plant functions and the growing environment; insect identification and management; turfgrass management; plant diseases and management; weed identification and management; trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant selection and management; wildlife management; landscape design and management; water conservation and management and many more.

Master Gardener training in Imperial will begin February 12, 5:30pm CT at the Hitchcock County Courthouse, Trenton, NE. Cost of the program will $125 which will include all materials and costs for the program.

For more information and to register call the Hitchcock County Extension office at 308-334-5666.