Leaf-footed BugAdult leaf-footed bugs have been found on pomegranates and tomatoes at the UNCE Las Vegas Demonstration Gardens. They feed by piercing the fruit with their proboscis and sucking the juices.  This causes pitting, distortion and discoloration. Puncturing of fruit also allows secondary pathogens to enter and cause rotting. Visit/like the Master Gardener Facebook page for more information!

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Doll used to show effects of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Clark County Cooperative Extension will offer the Child Safety and Welfare program during the first fall session at the Valley View Recreation Center.  This program is designed for parents to increase their awareness and knowledge of all safety/welfare issues: Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), Child Abuse Awareness, Anger Management and Positive Guidance.

The Child Safety and Welfare program is scheduled for Wednesday evenings beginning September 11 from 6-8 p.m. This is a 4 week session. The Valley View Recreation Center is located at 500 Harris Street, Henderson, NV 89015. Register online through the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation website.

Shaken Baby Syndrome increases participants’ (parents or other caregivers) awareness and knowledge of SBS.  Child Abuse Awareness helps parents or other caregivers recognize child abuse and neglect.  Anger Management provides parents with research-based information related to anger management and child abuse prevention.  Positive Guidance helps build parents positive guidance skills. The materials are also available in Spanish.

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GrasshppperJunior Master Gardener LogoAll children, ages 7-12, are invited to participate in the Junior Master Gardener classes beginning in September. Children will experience hands-on gardening and environmental activities while learning about plants, water, soil, veggies and more! They will learn to garden for healthy foods with an end product they can eat. In addition, your child will learn leadership skills, service, safety with tools and much more. Click here for more information.

Clark County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Helen Brown will be presenting a fall gardening class on Tuesday, August 27 at 10 a.m. at the Family Resource Center at UMC (1120 Shadow Lane).  Late August is the time to consider what to plant now and in the next two months for your fall and winter garden. It’s also time to begin starting seeds for your fall and winter garden. This season is all about greens and root vegetables. The class is free and open to the public, but you must pre-register.