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Kate Sorom, Interpretive Park Ranger, Red Rock Canyon

Join Kate Sorom, Interpretive Park Ranger at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, as she provides an overview of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevada and discusses some of the educational and interpretive programming available for folks of all ages geared to help them enjoy their public lands.

In Nevada, BLM administers nearly 48 million acres of public lands.

Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Naturalist program presents this discussion as part of the 2015 Lecture Series.

Lantana plants


If you hear native and desert adapted plants and think of only cactus, you couldn’t be more wrong!  There is a lot of beauty in the desert and not all of it is spiny.

Professor M.L. Robinson will show and tell you about the plants you can use to have a beautiful and colorful desert garden all while saving money, energy and water!

Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend the Gardening in Small Places: using native and desert adapted plants in the landscape workshop.


Lantana’s grow hardily at Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens.

Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners have scheduled garden tours for fall 2015.

The tours are free and open to the public.

Master Gardeners will discuss various plants, how to care for them and their uses in the home landscape.

Tours begin at 10 a.m. View all the details of the Sept. 19 tour and future tour dates.

CauliflowerCauliflower is a powerhouse of nutrients, with 1 cup providing all the vitamin C you need for the day. Vitamin C helps our bodies fight disease, heal wounds and mend broken bones.

Did You Know?

  • Cauliflower is truly a flower. Its name comes from a Latin word that means “cabbage flower” or “stalk flower.”
  • White cauliflower is known as “snowball” cauliflower, while a purple variety is called “pearl” cauliflower.
  • Choose cauliflower with compact florets and bright green leaves. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to five days.

Learn how to create a cauliflower dip and waved cauliflower by visiting Fact Sheet 10-51!

Acacia Park Demonstration Garden signCooperative Extension Master Gardeners—for the 10th year–will offer free classes at Acacia Park during September. The classes are offered in partnership with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, and are published in “Henderson Happenings.”

The classes will be taught by a Cooperative Extension volunteer Master Gardener instructors and begin at 9 a.m. Visit the website for dates and topics.