PineapplesPineapple is a great source of vitamin C, fat free, saturated fat free and very low in sodium.
After you’ve brought a pineapple home, eat it as soon as possible. You can refrigerate a cut pineapple for two to three days.
You can freeze fresh cut pineapple without any other preparation.  Just pack the wedges or spears into containers without sugar and freeze.
Find directions on how to cut fresh pineapples into quarters.

Tree clipartTrees are some of the largest, and can be some of the most expensive, plant material you’ll add to your landscape.

This workshop will explain when properly selected, placed, planted and cared for trees can be the focal point of your garden, however, if improperly placed, planted or cared for, trees can also be the most costly mistake you can make in your landscape.

Knowing what trees do best in the Mojave Desert is only part of the story: knowing where to put them, how to plant them and how to care for them can help you prevent some costly mistakes.


Family cooking togetherCooking with children can be considered a fun learning activity for both young children and their parents.
Cooking is one of a few activities that can improve many abilities at once.
Children can enhance math, science, language, motor development, art and social skills through cooking.
Children especially enjoy learning with their parents. Cooking as a family helps parents learn to serve healthy nutritious meals, fosters positive parent-child interactions, and improves the style in which the children are fed.
Professor YaeBin Kim has published a Fact Sheet detailing the skills children can learn by cooking with their parents.

Free Childcare Provider training scheduled

August 17: Healthy Living in the Classroom

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This class focuses on introducing and maintaining healthy learning environments for children, families, and caregivers.

Participants will discuss creating and modeling healthy habits to support children, families, and themselves in being healthy, happy, active, and fit.

Participants will also examine environmental health and safety in maintaining their classrooms.  Activities will focus on nutrition and healthy habits, physical development, and caregiver health and stress reduction. This class meets the new obesity prevention licensing requirement.

The training will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Rd. LV, Nev. from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Participants must pre-register via email to Sara Wright or Cathy Peshlakai.

Include your first and last name and the class title and date you wish to attend. You will receive an email response to confirm your registration. We do not accept phone registration or walk-ins.

For more information visit the CCPT Facebook page or the  Nevada Registry. Limited space available. Registration is required to reserve a space. Please, no children.

All training is approved by Nevada Registry.


Angela O'Callaghan receiving award.

(l to r) Debbie Donaldson, Publisher of the Las Vegas Business Press, presents Angela O’Callaghan, Cooperative Extension Social Horticulturist, the Innovation of the Year award.

For the past nine years, the Las Vegas Business Press has awarded local businesses for their best efforts in achieving eco-friendly sustainability.

They are called the Green Awards and among the winners—University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for Innovation of the Year for the Demonstration and Test Gardens.

This award is open to businesses, nonprofits or public agencies for a project that demonstrates genuine innovation in the pursuit of improved environmental performance.

According to social horticultural specialist and associate professor Angela O’Callaghan, Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens exemplifies exactly that.