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Home-grown Apricot Festival Scheduled for May 15

Posted 4/23/2010

Along with Whole Foods Market, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Orchard will be hosting an Apricot Festival on May 15. This is your chance to purchase home-grown fruit-fresh from the garden. There will also be freezing and drying demonstrations and information on canning apricots. The Festival--from 11 3 p.m.-will be at Whole Foods Market, 8855 W. Charleston Blvd., LV 89117.

Also available at the Festival will be bee boxes. Bee boxes encourage the nesting of local, native bees. They pollinate in your vegetable garden and will not become "Africanized." Stop by and look them over and build your own or take one home for a small donation (usually $5 for the basic box).

For more information about the Festival, contact Bob Morris at 702-257-5509 or e-mail .

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University-and other land-grant universities-to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at or call (702) 222-3130.

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