Northeast Nebraska Master Gardener
Plant Fair & Market
23rd Annual Plant Fair & Market-
April 24 & 25, 2015
NECC Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, NorfolkFriday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Educational Speakers and Contest
Friday, April 24
6:30 pm "Butterfly Habitat for Town and Country" Kim Brannen—Missouri Valley Master Gardener, Yankton, S.D.
Saturday, April 25
9:30 am "Growing Up to Bee Smart" Kathy Goodwater—Adjunct Instructor, Northeast Community College
11:00 am "Nebraska, the Next Napa Valley" Paul Read—Professor of Horticulture & Viticulture, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
11:00 am Youth Horticulture ID Contest
12:30 pm Contest Awards
1:00 pm "Country vs City Trees—The Different Life of Each" Dr. John Ball—Professor of Forestry & Extension Specialist, South Dakota State University
* FREE admission!
* Educational Speakers
* Children's Garden: Special activities for children to learn a love of gardening!
Plus Make and Take activities Saturday at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm!
* Door Prizes drawn hourly!
* Great Vendors offering nursery, garden, & home décor plus jewelry, kitchen tools, skin care, crafts, quilts, collectables, candles, toys, and gourmet foods!
* Ask The Master Gardener booth will feature a Master Gardener member on hand to answer your gardening questions!
* New perennials and annuals for sale!
* Locally grown houseplants for sale, grown by Master Gardener members!
* Plant Sitter Area: Place to keep your purchases until you have completed shopping and listening to speakers!
* Delivery assistance to your vehicle!
* Lunch Stand provided by Master Gardeners!
* Proceeds from the Plant Fair help support Educational Speakers and Horticulture Scholarships to Northeast Community College!
Northeast Nebraska Master Gardener 2015 Plant Fair Youth Horticulture ID Contest
The Northeast Nebraska Master Gardeners will host a Youth Horticulture ID Contest at their annual Plant Fair & Market on Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 am. Youth ages 8-18 are encouraged to participate. Participation is free. Pre-register by April 17 by contacting Nebraska Extension - Madison County (402) 370-4040. Prizes are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each of the three age brackets.
Prizes: 1st Place - $25 cash + $25 gift certificate to the Master Gardener Plant Booths
2nd Place - $10 cash + $15 gift certificate to the Master Gardener Plant Booths
3rd Place - $10 gift certificate to the Master Gardener Plant Booths
Prizes awarded at 12:30 pm.
Contestants are required to sight ID horticultural plants to the accepted common name.
Study Guides below:
Partial Study Guides
Perennial Partner Sponsors:
Flower Friend Sponsors:
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