Young Man Holding Closed SignAll Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1. Offices will reopen on January 2.

Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program has announced the winners of the 2013 Nevada Radon Poster Contest. Three poster contest winners were from Las Vegas.

A special Las Vegas Awards Ceremony will be held Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Rd. The winners will receive their participation certificates, as well as the governor’s certificate, and award checks. The winning teachers will also receive their award checks at the ceremony. Please click here to view all  of the winning entries.


The Orchard SignSaturday, December 22 beginning at 9 a.m.  Bring your own pruning shears, both hand shears and loppers. Taught by Bob Morris, UNCE Professor Emeritus, and MG Volunteers. A $5 donation is requested.

15 Minute Classes to be Offered on the Hour (9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm)

  • How to Sharpen and Adjust Your Shears
  • How to Remove Large Limbs Using the 1-2-3 Method
  • Basics of Pruning Cuts, How to Make Them and What Happens to the Tree

Hour-Long Classes on Different Categories of Fruit Trees

  • 9 am Peaches and Nectarines
  • 10am Apricots, Plums and The Stone Fruits (Like Pluots)
  • 11am Apples, Pears, Quince and the Pome Fruits
  • 12am Miscellaneous Fruit Trees (Pomegranates, Persimmon and Others)

Grape Pruning Classes

  • Offered at 10am, 11am and 12pm

The Orchard is located at 4600 Horse Drive, North Las Vegas, 89131. For directions to Orchard call MG Home Gardening Help Line at 702-257-5555. M-F from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chefs for Kids logoCooperative Extension’s Chefs for Kids program and the A.C.F. Chefs of Las Vegas want to set a record and you can help.  Make plans now to ring in the New Year with the largest chef’s run ever done! The Chefs for Kids 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2013. Each runner and walker receives a long-sleeved T-shirt, goodie bag and free pancake breakfast! There will also be a raffle. The start time is 9 a.m. at Wayne Bunker Family Park (7351 West Alexander Road, LV 89129). Here’s how to join!

Woman pruning plantHomeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend Cooperative Extension on Saturday, January 12, 2013 for a workshop on Gardening in Small Places-Pruning from 9 a.m. to noon. The class, taught by Dr. Angela O’Callaghan, is designed to demonstrate pruning techniques for the desert.  The class will cover pruning fruit trees, ornamentals and desert plants. Click here for all the details!