University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will offer a series of free classes at Acacia Park in conjunction with the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. All classes will be taught by Master Gardener instructors and begin at 9 a.m. The line-up includes:

  • November 5, Herb Gifts for the Holidays—Herbs are easy to grow and have many uses.  Can they make gifts as the holiday seasons approach?  Master Gardeners will discuss ways to use herbs that can be given as gifts to friends and family.
  • November 12, Fall Vegetables for a Winter Garden—Fall is the best time for growing greens in the garden to include spinach, leaf lettuce, broccoli, kale; and root vegetables like carrots, beets, turnips, onions and more.  Learn from the Master Gardeners how to get your vegetable garden off to a good start this fall.

For more information, please call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or email

Acacia Park

Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St., Henderson, NV 89015 (Gibson Road & Las Palmas Entradas Avenue

Red RoseCooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating and offering educational meetings during the fall.  The meetings are free and open to the public.

October 27, 2011—Backyard Rose Expo—Judges Lee Heenan, Dick Jackson, Jackie Jackson and John Vinson will explain the Dos and Don’ts of exhibiting. Don’t be shy, share your roses.

All educational meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas (I-215 and Windmill Lane). For more information and future dates, please click here!

Chefs for Kids logoThe first annual Chefs for Kids (CFK) golf tournament will be held at Painted Desert Golf Course on Sunday, October 23.  Cooperative Extension’s Chefs for Kids program is a joint effort of the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Las Vegas and Cooperative Extension.  Chefs for Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization, committed to eliminating malnutrition and hunger in children through education and awareness.  The tournament is being sponsored by the BrownBlankfeld Group.

Early registration for the Tournament is $100 per player prior to October 13 ($110 after). The format is a four-person scramble. You can pick your own team, or you will be assigned to a team. The fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls, luncheon following, snacks on several holes and a team photo. Awards for winning team, longest drive and closest to the pin on par 3 will be presented.

The deadline to register is October 17. To register or for questions, click here!

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