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Master Gardener Fall 2010 Training Program

Posted 8/2/2010

There is still time-and space-to register for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) upcoming Fall 2010 Master Gardener Training. The fall training class begins on Monday, September 13, 2010. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. There are twenty-four classes.

The Master Gardener program teaches sustainable desert gardening practices, including proper plant selection and care, disease and pest management and water-efficient gardening. To become a Master Gardener, an individual must complete 72 hours of horticultural instruction and volunteer 50 hours on community projects each year.

Volunteer projects are on-going at Acacia Park, the Nathan Adelson Hospice and the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Additional projects include the Doolittle and Lieburn Senior Center Community Gardens, the Master Gardener Orchard and Nellis AFB Environmental Grove.

When you call, UNCE Horticulture staff will detail the training program requirements, volunteer commitment and Master Gardener community projects. A $150 fee is due with completed applications; scholarships and payment plans may be available. To register, call Mary Bertsch, Program Assistant, at 702-257-5501 or email bertschm@unce.unr.edu .

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University of Nevada-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 the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at www.unce.unr.edu .

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