Compost Bins

Various Composting Bins

Join Cooperative Extension  on Saturday, April 14, 2012, for a one-day workshop on Composting in Small Spaces. The class runs from 8 a.m. to Noon and explains how to make a balanced compost even if you do not have a large garden spot. The workshop, taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, is designed to provide the gardener with knowledge on vermicomposting and more. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Class space is limited to 25 and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee per class which covers class materials.

To register for this class, click here!

Cooperative Extension is offering two free training sessions during April designed to enhance employability skills and increase job retention in the green industry (nursery, landscaping, and landscape maintenance) in Clark County and surrounding counties.

     Through the Focusing on the Needs of Today’s Hispanic Workforce project, the classes will be offered in English and in Spanish on Tuesday, April 10 and Monday, April 16. Participants will receive a certificate for each class.

The free training sessions are open to any private, public employer and the public. Both classes are taught at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road (I-215 and Windmill Lane) from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

     The first class, Looking at Mistakes in Landscape & Knowing How to Solve Them on April 10, will cover planting, staking, pruning and growing palms. The first training session includes hands-on activities and opportunities to ask plenty of questions. Class two, Recognizing Plant Names, How They Grow & Native v Non-Native Plants on April 17, will cover identifying various plants types.  Details!

Cook Book With HatJoin Cooperative Extension at the Cambridge Community Center (3900 Cambridge St, 89119) this spring for a series of classes ranging from nutrition education to a stay in school program.

The Healthy and Delicious Cooking (Cocinando Delicioso y Saludable) series is scheduled each Monday beginning April 9 through May 14 at 9:30 a.m. The free, interactive classes teach ways to modify favorite- family recipes for better health. Participants will have an opportunity to taste and share favorite family recipes. The classes will be taught in both English and in Spanish.

The Together for a Better Education (Juntos) program series has several sessions to pick from.Together for a Better Education Logo Information will be available about the school system in Clark County.  Participants will receive the tools necessary to help their child finish high school and start a college career.

For class times and registration information, click here!


Master Gardener 10th Anniversry LogoIn 1992, a seed was planted with the hopes of creating a community volunteer gardening program. Twenty years later, the Southern Nevada Master Gardener program is in full bloom. To mark the anniversary, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are hosting a number of celebratory events. The first, a Garden Gala on Saturday, April 21, is free and open to all gardening enthusiasts.  Master Gardeners – past and present – plus interested community members are invited to become a part of this wonderful celebration!

The Garden Gala will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center and Outdoor Education Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123.  Cooperative Extension’s demonstration and teaching gardens will be open.  Garden tours and talks will be offered every half hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Throughout the day there will be a native plant sale, an “Ask a Master Gardener” information booth and community project displays.  Horticulture expert Linn Mills, who started the local Master Gardener program, will be honored, as will Master Gardener Mary Rider, from the first training class.  Cutting of the anniversary cake and a reunion of current and former Master Gardeners will commemorate the day.

For all the details, please click here!

Frustrated GardenerJoin University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) on Saturday, March 24, for a workshop on Gardening in Small Places-What Went Wrong? (and how to treat it organically) from 8 a.m. to noon. The class, taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, is designed to show you how to make the most of your small space. 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.

     Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee which includes class materials. For more information or to register, click here!