Clark County Nevada 4-H Glowing Clovers Club worked at the Las Vegas Wash Green-Up event on March 15. Members, leader’s, and staff worked with other volunteers around the valley to plant trees, plants and shrubs to improve habitat quality, enhance the attractiveness of the area and help stabilize the Wash’s banks. Great job everyone! Visit/like the Clark County 4-H Facebook page to view all of the photos!

Photo of Gae & Perry Basch

Chefs for Kids Dinner honorees Gae & Perry Basch

Gae & Perry Basch are this years honoree at the Chefs for Kids Dinner and Auction on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Paris Hotel and Casino. The gala evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction. Dave Courvoisier, KLAS-TV anchor, is the Master of Ceremonies. A gourmet dinner is served at 7 p.m. with Christian Kolberg conducting the live auction. The evening continues with dancing to the music of Harbor Lights. For more information about the Chefs for Kids program and to order your tickets, please visit the website.

Volunteers have been talking about a soil amendment called Azomite. There are other soil amendments out there as well that claim good plant growth properties. Some have used them with good success. So we put in a plot to test three soil amendments; Azomite, Kelzyme and Zeolite with some vegetables to see how they perform. They should be planted by next week. Visit/like the Master Gardener Fruit Tree Orchard Facebook page!

Nevada Naturalist LogoNevada Naturalist, a Cooperative Extension program, is looking for interested adults to participate. The Nevada Naturalist program educates and trains adults interested in learning about the natural resources in southern Nevada. Participants study natural resources, environmental education and interpretation, laws and regulations, and environmental issues.

The focus of the program is to give a broad understanding of nature to participants interested in learning, volunteering, teaching, and participating in conservation projects and issues. The program will also give participants the skills and confidence necessary to make a difference for environmental stewardship and conservation in Southern Nevada.

Photos of NV Naturalist class participants

The program is open to individuals of all backgrounds. The spring semester begins April 7, 2014 on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 6-9 p.m. Field trips are scheduled on Saturday’s at various times and locations. Please visit the website for more information.

Everyone is invited to join in on the fun!

4Cupcakes on a plate-H, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension youth development program, is inviting kids between the ages of 8 and 19 to a baking and decorating workshop. The 4-H Gourmet workshop will be held on March 27 and April 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. No 4-H experience is necessary.

Throw away the box and learn to take a great basic, made from scratch, cake recipe to the next level. Add fresh fruit flavorings, frosting and toppings and pull it all together to create edible decorations. The workshop is taught by Elyse Gresnick-Smith of Cowgirl Creations.

There’s a $6 cost recovery fee for the two-day workshop. Space is limited. Please reserve your spot here!