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Master Gardener newsletter wins award

Posted 8/23/2007

Mastering the Mojave, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener’s newsletter, has won a 2007 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Extension Materials Award in the category of newsletters. The award winning publication will be displayed at the ASHS Annual Conference at the Extension and Industry dinner on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at the conference in Arizona.

There are over 250 certified Master Gardeners in Clark County. University-trained Master Gardeners provide free, unbiased, research-based information to the public at plant clinics, community projects and through the Home Gardening Help Line, 257-5555 (staffed 8 a.m - 5 p.m., weekdays). In addition, the Southern Nevada Master Gardeners are the hosts for the 2009 International Master Gardener Conference. Over 1500 Master Gardeners from across the United States and Canada will attend.

Master Gardener Training is offered twice a year: an evening program in the spring and a daytime program in the fall. The registration for the fall 2007 class is being held at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 13, with classes beginning in September. For further information on this nation-wide volunteer program, or to register for the up-coming orientation, please contact Ann Edmunds at 257-5587 or e-mail .

The 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 or call (702) 222-3130. # # #

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