“Gardening in Weather Extremes” Program Coming to Dawson County

NORTH PLATTE – The Nebraska Extension Office is introducing a program series intended to help the backyard gardener’s plots and crops flourish despite Nebraska weather’s regular mood swings.

The series, called “Gardening in Weather Extremes,” is aimed toward gardeners in West Central Nebraska and will take place during a stretch where gardeners are tending to questions about gardens instead of gardens themselves; the programs will take place between the middle of January, and conclude with a Lexington-based February 27 session.

That workshop is a chance for gardeners to get together casually with David Lott, the Horticulture Extension Educator with UNL’s Extension Office, in a roundtable sturdy enough to hold all questions. Lott will be emphasizing to interested gardeners updates and survival recommendations for vegetable gardens and flowerbeds, turfgrass, trees, and shrubs.

The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Dawson County Extension Office, and is expected to last until about 8:30 p.m. Registration is required, and can be done online. A nominal fee is required to pay for educational materials and coffee supplies.

Questions can be directed via email to David Lott or to the North Platte Extension Office at (308) 532-2683. A full list of program times and dates is below. An asterisk indicates that the program will take place in Mountain Time.

January 16: Culbertson – Hitchcock County Fairgrounds
January 23: Curtis – Education Center, Room 131, NCTA
January 24: Ogallala – Mid Plains Community College*
January 30: Benkelman – Dundy County Extension Office*
February 6: North Platte – Lincoln County Extension Office
February 13: Mullen – Hooker County Library*
February 16: Valentine – Cherry County Extension Office
February 27: Lexington – Dawson County Extension Office