Brown-bag series on "all things green" sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, UNL Department of Agronomy/Horticulture, UNL Garden Friends and Friends of Maxwell Arboretum. These presentations will be held the first Thursday of every month at noon and again at 5:30.  Feel free to bring your lunch or dinner and ideas or questions.

Nov. 6. “Let's Eat! The Landscape” by Bob Henrickson and Maggie Pleskac from Maggie’s Vegetarian Café for the noon session, with lots of tips for using local wild foods and garden produce in recipes. Nicole Seville, Wellness Manager at Open Harvest, will join him at the 5:30 session for a focus on healthy eating. A 30-minute presentation on edible landscape plants followed by sampling a variety of dishes, including those brought by participants, and sharing tips and recipes. Anything grown locally, whether bought or produced, can be brought to share. (*samples available for tasting and bring your own to share)

Dec. 4. “Holiday Decorating and the Winter Landscape”

For more information, call 402-472-2971 or email

PDFs from previous brown-bags:
Oct. 2. "Showy Plants for the Late Season Garden" by Graham Herbst and Kathleen Cue
Sept. 4.Fascinating Insects in the Landscapeby Jim Kalisch
August 7. "Trees and Shrubs that Can Take the Heat" by Justin Evertson
July 10. "Waterwise Landscapes: Tips and Tricks for the Home Landscape" by Christina Hoyt
June 5. "Wildflower Week: Native, Wild and in the Garden" by Bob Henrickson