The Grape Day at the UNCE Orchard kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, with general information about growing grapes in our desert. Then, volunteers from the Orchard’s winemaking group will explain the basics of winemaking and provide some sampling of wines made from these grapes. And be sure to stay to learn the basic principles of pruning both table and wine grapes. For all the details, click here!
On Saturday, March 19, join Cooperative Extension for a workshop on gardening in small places-what went wrong and how to fix it organically. The class is designed to show you how to fix the problems organically. Topics such as Who’s eating my plants?; Why do those leaves look the way they do?; Why can’t I get tomatoes?; Those little flies!; and more will be addressed. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend. For details, click here!
Save the Date! The 20th annual Chefs for Kids Dinner & Auction will be held on March 25 at Bally’s Las Vegas. To be sure you are on the invitation list, please email Sue Lednicky. Invitations will be mailed later this next!
Living in the desert can mean dealing with tricky irrigation situations. To help you evaluate the type of irrigation that’s best for your landscape -bubblers, micro sprays, pop-ups, rotators and more-plan to attend the free, public workshop on the systems and techniques available to irrigate your desert landscape properly. For details, click here!
Desert landscaping can save water, conserve energy, reduce the time and money needed for maintenance and still look beautiful if it is designed correctly. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will be offering their twice-a-week series of classes called Landscape Design with the Desert in Mind beginning the evening of February 14, 2011. Offered to the community since 1996, over 600 residents have completed the series of eight classes with a finished design ready to be installed. Some finished landscapes have won local design awards. To register for for more information contact Bob Morris or call the Master Gardener Help Line at 702-257-5555.