Lantana plants

Lantana

Saturday, May 30 at 11 a.m. Master Gardener Libby Powell will be conducting a workshop called “Summer Gardening in the Desert.” This workshop will cover many aspects of gardening unique to our desert like harsh sun and little water. Boulder City Community Garden is located on the corner of Birch and Colorado streets. The class is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

USDA logoThe USDA is sponsoring a webinar on Thursday, May 28 from 10- 11:30 a.m. at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road in Las Vegas.

 The webinar will discuss the USDA’s Community Food Projects grant program. Community Food Projects are intended to bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system and to foster understanding of national food security trends and how they might improve local food systems. The program will be explained as well as examples of successfully funded projects. Additionally, resources and assistance available to organizations interested in applying for the grant will be discussed.

 This webinar is geared towards nonprofits or tribal groups in Nevada who have experience with one of the following:

  • Community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms, including the provision of food to people in low-income communities and the development of new markets in low-income communities for agricultural producers;
  • Job training and business development for food-related activities in low-income communities; or
  • Efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs.

Office Closed SignAll Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. All offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 26.

Anne Marie Lardeau

Anne Marie Lardeau

The Monarch Watch Organization was “over the moon” with excitement when University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Anne Marie Lardeau sent them one cup of rare, desert native Milkweed seeds. Last year, Lardeau spoke via email to the Monarch Watch Organization and found out that they did not have the rare, desert Milkweed on their list. Lardeau told them that Cooperative Extension had such plants. Read all about the trials and processes of the Milkweed seed collection.