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 lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

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!

Man and Woman Golfer

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:

  • October 8, Composting—What is composting and how can it help with home landscapes?  Is it difficult?  Will it require a lot of time?  Does it take a special machine or tub?   Come and learn from the Master Gardeners all about composting and how it can benefit you and your landscape.
  • October 15, Container Gardening—How can plants survive the cold of winter and heat of summer?  It would be nice to have a garden, but there is so little space in your yard.  Master Gardeners will discuss how container gardening allows you to have a garden year round and the flexibility to change your garden to fit the seasons.  It will also tell you how to create and make a container garden.
  • October 29, Trick & Treats—Our Master Gardeners have a few trick (and treats) up their sleeves as they introduce kids to a few fun and festive plant projects as the Halloween Holiday approaches.

For more information, please call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or email lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.

Acacia Park

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

4-H LogoOn October 5, 2011, 4-H youth in Clark County will join millions of young people across the nation to become scientists for the day during the fourth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). Local 4-H youth will demonstrate the wind energy technologies at the Neighborhood Recreation Center located at 1638 N. Bruce St., North Las Vegas 89030.  The demonstration will take place at 3:30 p.m.

As part of 4-H NYSD, youth will participate in Wired for Wind: the 2011 National Science Experiment which will demonstrate how young people can implement alternatives to traditional energy production and have a positive impact on their communities and ecosystems.

To combat a national shortage of young people pursuing science college majors and occupations, and to enhance the nation’s contribution to the sciences, 4-H NYSD demonstrates that science, engineering, math and technology are fun and attainable options for college degrees and future careers.

Currently, more than five million young people across the nation participate in 4-H science, engineering, technology and applied math year-long programming. Through the One Million New Scientists, One Million New Ideas campaign, 4-H is working toward a bold goal to engage one million new young people in science, engineering, technology and applied math programs by the year 2013. Details!