Northeast Nebraska Master Gardener
Plant Fair & Market

23rd Annual Plant Fair & Market-
April 24 & 25, 2015

NECC Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex, Norfolk

Friday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

2015 Plant Fair & Market flyer PDF 769 KB
2015 Education Speaker information PDF 67 KB

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

Plant Fair features include:

* 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:

Plant List
85KB 8 pgs

Partial Study Guides
Vegetables, Fruits, & Herbs (part 1)
2050KB 33 pgs
Vegetables, Fruits, & Herbs (part 2)
2608KB 43 pgs
Landscape Ornamentals (part 1)
2637KB 33 pages
Landscape Ornamentals (part 2)
2618KB 41 pages
Landscape Ornamentals (part 3)
2751KB 36 pages
Landscape Ornamentals (part 4)
2871KB 36 pages