Desert LandscapeIn an effort to educate the Spanish speaking green industry and arborist community on tree care and best practices, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents the Annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop in Spanish on January 30 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with early registration beginning at 6 a.m. This year, the emphasis will be urban tree care: Best Practices-Practical Landscape Management for Professionals. The seminar will be held at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Afternoon, hands-on sessions are offered from 2—3:20 p.m. covering topics of choice: Reworking Small Topped Trees; Grass/Shrubs/Desert Plants; Pruning Woody Perennials; and Palm or Plant Identification. The cost of the full day seminar which includes handouts, coffee, beverages, CEU’s and lunch is $25 if you pre-register and $30 at the door.

On Saturday January 31, 2015, Cooperative Extension 4-H Clubs will be helping the Ronald McDonald House with a food drive to help the families they serve.  4-H members will be collecting food and cleaning items at the Smith’s Food and Drug located at 4440 N. Rancho, Las Vegas, Nev. near Craig Road.  Afterwards, the 4-H’ers will help stock the pantries at the House.  For more information, please call Karen Best, 4-H coordinator, at 702-257-5538 or email

Photos from 2014 Food Drive




4-H Superbots

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Boulder City 4-H Club “Superbots” discuss their scores after competition to learn about the points awarded, what they did well, and how they can improve. The club went on to win 10th place out of 32 finalists and over 100 teams. The team also won Judge’s choice for a number of reasons including their teamwork and community service. Photo courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

All 4 Kids LogoAll 4 Kids©, a program of  University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, is offering a 12-week program for preschool children (ages 3-5) and their parents to encourage families to be healthy, happy, active and fit. Working in cooperation three centers, families are provided interactive experiences that promote healthful habits regarding physical activity, eating and living healthy at any shape or size. Go foods (foods that can be eaten every day) and Whoa foods (foods that can be eaten once in a while) are taught to encourage children and parents to make healthy choices. The spring, the All 4 Kids program will hold classes at three community locations.