Garden ToolsDuring April, the Master Gardeners invite the community to visit the Demonstration and Test Gardens as part of the In the Garden series.

Residents are encouraged to bring their gardening questions to the rose, vegetable and her gardens.

Each Friday, garden tours are conducted by the Master Gardeners. The gardens offer over 1300 species of desert-adapted plants that are identified by botanical and common names.

For date and times, visit Cooperative Extension’s website.

Volunteers plant vegetables in the gardens.

Volunteers plant vegetables in the gardens.

The Zion Garden Park, an agricultural assistance program, along with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, is offering free community workshops with chef demonstrations during the spring/summer.

Topics include planning healthy meals in minutes; growing fruit at home; meal planning for diabetes; organic gardening; and more.

Find more information on exact dates on the website.

 

 

Row of colorful spoons

Is your child ready for educational fun in the kitchen?

During the Clark County School District’s spring break, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s nutrition staff is offering free beginners’ cooking classes for kids ages 9-13.

The short course is held from 9-11 a.m. from April 10 -12 in the Lifelong Learning Center’s Nutrition Lab.

You child will learn cooking basics such as measuring, cutting, reading recipes, choosing foods, and general kitchen safety.

Space is limited to 12 students for this free class.

Register through Eventbrite.com, search kids-cook.

More Kids Cook classes are schedule in June and July!

Irrigation clipartWith the spring season upon us, it’s time to start thinking of our landscapes again…including the often neglected irrigation.

As your plants grow, and your landscape changes, your irrigation needs change, too.

No one type of irrigation is good for all plants.

When you have a variety of plants in your landscape, you need a varied irrigation to accommodate those plants.

Hint… there is more than one type of drip irrigation. Join Professor M.L. Robinson for Gardening in Small Places: irrigation workshop.