Grant Writing Class

Interactive Class Instruction

The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing will be offered on May 11 and May 27. The one-day class session will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, (I-215 and Windmill Lane).

During the day, non-profit and government organization participants will learn how to: develop a community needs assessment, set goals, write outcome objectives, create a working budget, develop a budget and a budget narrative and much more. The class instructor is Pamela Kahn-Van Pelt, grant and resource specialist for Cooperative Extension. Click here to register.

Master Gardener Orchard

Orchard Volunteers

Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Orchard in North Las Vegas offers home-grown fruit for purchase. The Orchard is open to the public on volunteer days—Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to noon. Beginning in May, apricots will be ripe. There is also fruit wood available for smoking and grilling at $1 per pound. The Orchard offers bee boxes—usually a $5 donation for the basic box. For information and directions to the Orchard click here!

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) Master Gardener (MG) program will celebrate the graduation of its 1000th Master Gardener Saturday, April 17 at Picnic in the Park in Henderson.  The event marks a milestone for the southern Nevada horticulture group, which helps both experienced and novice gardeners grow their own flowers, fruits and vegetables in Nevada’s arid—and sometimes unforgiving—conditions. To find out more about the event and the Master Gardener program training, please click here!

April Community Newsletter

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Southern Area has a monthly community newsletter available via e-mail distribution. The Community Connection highlights three to four programs/events each month. If you would like to receive a monthly copy, please send your e-mail address to the editor. Thank you for your continued support of Cooperative Extension and our programming.

Vegetable and herb transplants will be available at the Master Gardener Orchard on Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to Noon. The Orchard is located 100 yards east of the intersection of Horse Drive and North Decatur in North Las Vegas. Most of the transplants are 50 cents apiece. The larger ones are a bit more. To find out what veggies & herbs will be available, call 702-257-5509 or e-mail  Bob.