JicamaJicama is a good source of vitamin C, and also contains some potassium, iron and calcium. One cup of jicama has only 50 calories.

Shaped like a flattened turnip, it has a thin, brown skin and crisp, white flesh much like an apple.

Jicama has a crunchy texture and sweet, bland flavor that makes it an excellent addition to anything from fruit cups to stir-fry dishes.

Keep vegetable sticks like jicama, carrots, celery and peppers in the refrigerator for snacks.

Find recipes and tips online.

Mulch pile

Mulch pile at the Research Center.

Many Las Vegans have taken advantage of recycling their holiday tree creating an abundance of mulch.

This is coarse, organic wood mulch was chipped from the holiday trees.

Cooperative Extension’s Research Center and Demonstration Orchard and the Lifelong Learning Center are making the mulch available to the community, free of charge.

This coarse mulch will not blow under high winds and allows good water and air penetration to the roots. It will decompose in a couple of years, adding organic matter to your soil, lowering the soil pH and encouraging soil microorganisms and worms.

Be sure to bring your own containers and tools.