Extension Office Offers Master Gardener Classes


The University of Nebraska at Lincoln Extension Office is holding their Master Gardener classes starting Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The classes are being held at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension Office in North Platte, 348 W. State Farm Rd.

Gardening enthusiasts can participate by attendingindividual classes at $10 per class or those interested in becoming a Master Gardener can register for the entire series for $150.

The $150 fee for the series includes the Master Gardener Handbooks, statedues, an official Master Gardener shirt and name badge.

The classes included in the series are:

  • February 5 – Impact of Bees in Gardensand Landscapes
  • February 12 – Adapted Native Plants inLandscapes
  • February 19 – Drought Recovery and WaterWise Landscaping Practices
  • February 26 – Soils and Soil Management
  • March 5 – Lawn Disease and InsectControl
  • March 12 – Container Gardening
  • March 19 – Household Insects and Bedbugs
  • March 26 – Pesticide Mode of Action
  • April 2 – Fruit Crop Management

Interested individuals can register at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension Office by calling (308) 532-2683. Classes start at 6:30 p.m., individuals are urged to arrive by 6:15 p.m.

Along with training, new Master Gardener traineesparticipate in group volunteer projects established by the local MasterGardener program. Twenty hours of volunteer service will need to be completedin 2013. This requirement is easily reached by participating in the group'sactivities and as well as approved individual activities that a Master Gardenermay want to carry out on their own.

Returning and lapsed Master Gardeners who have completedthe initial first-year training may attend all of the 2013 programs for anindividual one-time fee of $15. Twenty hours of volunteer service andattendance at classes is required to retain Master Gardener certification.

If you have any questions about the ExtensionMaster Gardener program, send an e-mail message, or call (308) 532-2683. Interested individuals may also contact their localUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office.