Extension Connection is the premier Southern Area Cooperative Extension cable access TV show. Each month, two to three programs are showcased and aired on Clark County TV4, Boulder City TV and UNLV TV100. You can now view current and past shows on YouTube. For more information, please click here!

Master Gardener LogoCooperative Extension (UNCE) will hold an information and registration session for the upcoming Fall 2011 Master Gardener Training on Wednesday, June 22 at 9 a.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center. The Master Gardener volunteer program is open to all adults who accept the training and volunteer commitments. Individuals do not need a horticulture background – only an interest in gardening and a desire to share with the community what they have learned. 

 The Master Gardener program teaches sustainable desert gardening practices, including proper plant selection and care, disease and pest management and water-efficient gardening.   

Volunteer projects are on-going at Acacia Park, the Nathan Adelson Hospice and the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Additional projects include the Doolittle and Lieburn Senior Center Community Gardens, the Master Gardener Orchard and Nellis AFB Environmental Grove.

More information can be found here!

There are eight spaces left in the Master Food Preserver class which is being held all day Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27. This will probably be the last class of the season. You will be taught how to safely can, freeze, dry and preserve food for home consumption following USDA recommendations.

The course is being taught by faculty from Utah State University and at Cooperative Extension’s  Lifelong Learning Center just south of McCarren Airport. For more information please contact me at morrisr@unce.unr.edu or 702-630-5173. There is a fee required for this class.

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PRIOR 4-H EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED!4-H Logo

It’s time to register for  Cooperative Extension’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Math day camp from June 13-15. The day camp, open to youth ages 7-12, will include activities in plant & animal sciences, health & nutrition, computer science, robotics and rocketry. Youth participants will get to build and program a robot and build and launch paper rockets (weather pending). Other activities include cooking healthy snacks, viewing and handling some desert animals, exploring desert plant life, playing cooperative games and using computer programs. 

4-H is an organization that primarily focuses on youth development. Youth involved in 4-H learn leadership, citizenship, technical skills and life skills through active participation in events, projects and community service.

The Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 Paradise Road (at I-215 & Windmill Lane). Cost of the day camp is $50 and includes daily lunch and activities. Sibling registration is $25. Please note that previous 4-H experience is not required.    

For more information on 4-H or the day camp, please contact Mary Regan at 702-257-5524, email reganm@unce.unr.edu or click here for details!

Apple TreeGET THE BEST FRUIT POSSIBLE ~ Sunday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. at Plant World Nursery

Join Bob Morris at Plant World Nursery. Plant World  has brought in Bob’s recommended fruit trees from Dave Wilson Nursery for this event.

Bob will help you select the right fruit tree for you and your landscape. He will show you how to: plant, fertilize and water them and how to manage their pests organically.

 AND answer questions about:

  • Which Fruit Tree Is Best For Me and My Landscape?
  • How Do I Plant It the Right Way? Should I Prune It the Day I Plant It?
  • What Fertilizers Should I Use?
  • How Do I Get Big Peaches?
  • Which Products Should I Have for Controlling Pests and When Do I Use Them?
  • How Do I Get Fruit Before the Birds?
  • What Do I Do If I Have Problems?