The annual Clark County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Appreciation and Awards luncheon was held June 6 at the South Point Hotel and Casino. Master Gardeners were honored for the hours volunteered on community projects across the valley. This special event also marked the 20th anniversary of the Las Vegas Master Gardener program as well as the graduation of the Spring 2012 Master Gardener Class.

Master Gardener Graduating Class

The Silver Trowel was awarded to Kimberly Williams (MG ’08) for contributing 482 Project hours in the past year.  Williams is the chairperson of the Nellis AFB Environmental Grove project as well as a docent with the Mojave Guides project at the Springs Preserve.  Larry Nelson (MG ’04) received the Silver Phone award for volunteering 132 hours on the Home Gardening Help Line, 257-5555.   He staffs the MG desk every Monday on the 8-11 a.m. shift. Details!

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams, Silver Trowel Award

Larry Nelson

Larry Nelson, Silver Phone Award

 

 

JUNE 28 ~ Come and visit Cooperative Extension’s Cambridge Community Center Open House on Thursday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cooperative Extension offers a wide-range of programs—from birth to seniors—and needs your input on the type of programs held at Cambridge Community Center.  During the day, you will have the opportunity to meet the program instructors from:Seniors CAN, EFNEP, Chefs for Kids, Nurturing Partners/Moms Special Gift, 4-H and Junior Master Gardeners. Some hands-on activites will be offered.

Door prizes and  light refreshments will be offered. Cambridge Community Center is located at 3930 Cambridge Street, Las Vegas, 89119. For more information, contact Zory Caldera at 702-894-9964 or email calderaz@unce.unr.edu.

Cambridge Community CenterMark your calendars for Cooperative Extension’s Cambridge Community Center Open House scheduled for June 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Cooperative Extension offers a wide-range of programs—from birth to seniors—and needs your input on the type of programs held at Cambridge Community Center.  During the day, you will have the opportunity to meet the program instructors from parenting education, school readiness, health, job readiness, nutrition, family literacy, college prep, junior gardeners and more!  Along with activities and door prizes, there will be light refreshments offered. Click here for more information.

Herbs and Vegetables for SaleThe two-day workshop (June 25-26) agenda is packed with great information from How to Get a Farm Going to Running Farmers Markets. There really is something for everyone who loves to grow and/or eat produce!  The workshop is part of UNCE’s Herds & Harvest program, a three-year agricultural initiative providing Nevada’s beginning farmers and ranchers with the tools necessary to own, operate and sustain their own agricultural operation. Details!