Master Gardener LogoJoin hundreds of other community volunteers! The Master Gardener mission is to train community volunteers in appropriate desert gardening practices. Eighty hours of class training and 50 hours of volunteer work on approved projects are required in order to become a Master Gardener. Classes are scheduled on most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 – 12:30 beginning September 9 through October 28 (based on instructor availability). You must attend all 20 classes. No gardening background is necessary to become a Master Gardener! The most important qualifications are your commitment to complete the training and to share your knowledge through volunteer service. Orientation dates are scheduled in June.

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The Junior Master Gardener program offers a great learning experience!

GrasshppperSearching for fun, educational activities for your children this summer? Registration is now open for Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener™ program. Beginning in June, your child can experience hands-on gardening activities while learning about plants, water, soil, veggies and more, with an end product they can eat! In addition, your child can learn leadership skills, service, safety with tools, community service and much more from this 4-H program. Registration is now open!

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Fred Bell, Nevada Naturalist Graduate

Join Fred Bell as he discusses his search for quiet places around Nevada. There are many great places to see in Nevada, but with an inquiring mind and open ears, there are also great places to listen, as well. Bell is a Nevada Naturalist graduate, hiker, camper, fisherman and photographer. He is now revisiting some of his favorite places and others long forgotten or overlooked during his 23-year residency in Las Vegas with renewed purpose and passion for discovering their remarkable sonic qualities.  He has been quoted as saying that, “there are plenty of wonderful things to hear, but our modern world is full of unwanted noise, and that natural quiet may be the most unrealized extinction of our time.”