LINCOLN – The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) is offering a series of free workshops to those who’ve got the winter itch to get back out into the garden over the winter months, according to a statement released by the organization.
Dubbed “Plant Talk,” the purpose of the workshops is to help prepare gardeners for the upcoming growing seasons by inviting experts from all fields of horticulture to speak on their areas of expertise, as well as provide opportunities for Nebraska gardeners to put to rest any questions they have regarding their craft.
The first webinar is slated for Thursday, January 26 at noon Central Time; the focus of the event is the state and future of Nebraska’s forests given the devastation of last summer’s fires, and will feature Nebraska State Forester John Erixson as the marquee speaker.
The second workshop, scheduled for Thursday, February 9 at noon, is primarily a Q&A featuring the Arboretum’s Green Infrastructure Coordinator Justin Evertson and Horticulture Program Coordinator Bob Henrickson, who will be available to answer participants’ questions about trees, plants, gardening, and all aspects related to those topics.
On February 23, the Plant Talk series will conclude with a presentation from NSA Sustainable Landscape Coordinator Sarah Buckley called “The Winter Garden.” In this workshop, Buckley will illuminate for participants the beauty and necessity of the winter landscape, as well as offer suggestions for gardeners to keep busy during non-growing seasons and tips to keep wildlife nearby through all seasons.
While the Plant Talks are free and open to the public, registration is required and should be completed as soon as possible. A registration link can be found here.
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