Kevin Nelson

Douglas County Master Gardeners

Douglas County Master Gardeners


Kevin Nelson has been gardening since age six, first working in his father’s garden as a “mulcher.” He spent 3 decades in the pharmaceutical industry in sales, training, marketing, and management. His career emphasized the importance of research-based information, which he has been using as a Douglas County Master Gardener since 2017. He has served 2 years as president, the coordinator for the largest demonstration garden at the fairgrounds, the handyman for Monarch Waystation #1, and is currently the PR coordinator on the board. During his five years, he has been awarded Outstanding New Master Gardener, and most recently, the 2021 Outstanding Leader. On the larger stage, Kevin won 1st place prize in the Search for Excellence Awards at the 2019 Kansas Master Gardener conference for his idea of QR code next-generation plant labels

Kevin is speaking in Kansas.


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Gardening As We Age

Gardening is one of the few truly lifelong pursuits. It is an activity that can be enjoyed from childhood well into old age. The benefits are numerous and well known. This presentation will make the case for the benefits of gardening to encourage you to continue. Ultimately, getting the most out of gardening, for the longest period, requires making adjustments: to our landscapes, our tools, our techniques and our expectations. This presentation will provide practical information to help you stay engaged and productive in your garden for as long as you choose. You’ll see examples of how to alter your beds, your plant choices, and your tools so you can still do the most with the space you have. As important, as time takes its inevitable toll on our bodies, you’ll learn to engage others and finally, to alter your expectations and abandon perfectionism.
Organic Gardening

Speaking At:

Kansas, Saturday 1:00-1:30 p.m., Organic Gardening Stage