Lots of new classes opening up for parents and pre-school age children. The program was  developed based on the premise that cooking offers children a way to learn pre-kindergarten skills and good nutrition and try nutritious foods. Parents can also learn about good nutrition, positive feeding practices and positive parent-child interaction skills by reading, cooking and eating together, as a way to help parents to be children’s first teacher. Visit/like the Partners in Parenting Facebook page!

Photo of mom and child in class

Little Books & Little Cooks Class

DemoGardenFlowerTo be successful in the Mojave Desert, landscape plants must be able to withstand below freezing temperatures in the winter and scorching heat in the summer.  At our Demonstration Gardens we’ve recorded a low of 14 degrees and a high (so far…) of 118 in 2013.  That’s over 100 degrees! Here are some of the “bullet-proof” perennial plants that are thriving and blooming in July.  The Demo Gardens are open to the public weekdays from 8-5.  Don’t forget your water, sunscreen and hat! Visit/like the Master Gardener Facebook page to view more photos!

4-H LogoAllison Welling, 18, just graduated from TMCC High School and has taken part in 4-H in Washoe County since she was 7 years old.

“It’s been a huge influence on my life,” she said.

She raised market lambs for five years, and for the past 11 years, she’s been in a horse club, which last month held a horse show and fundraiser.

4-H — head, heart, hands, health — helps inspire some 50,000 Nevada youngsters each year who take part in activities ranging from livestock competitions to photography clubs. Today, it’s more than the agriculture-based programs that the organization was founded on. Club members gain not only expertise in the interest they’re following, but also gain life skills, local 4-H leaders say.

Visit/like the Clark County 4-H Facebook page for the full article!