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Free gardening information

Posted 10/17/2007

LAS VEGAS—University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will offer free gardening information and publications at several upcoming community events. Visit the Master Gardeners at:

  • Henderson’s Trails Day on Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Equestrian Park located in Henderson.
  • Nevada Day at Red Rock Visitor’s Center on Friday, October 26 starting at 9 a.m.
  • Nevada Garden Club Flower Show at Lorenzi Park on Saturday, October 27 from 12 -4 and Sunday, October 28 from Noon-4:30 p.m.

For answers to your desert gardening questions at other times, call the Master Gardener Home Gardening Help Line at 257-5555. The Help Line is staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Master Gardeners are University-trained volunteers who have completed an intensive horticultural program in sustainable desert gardening. They share their knowledge of proper plant selection and care, disease and pest management, and water conservation at community events throughout the area.

For more information on this nationwide volunteer program, please contact Ann Edmunds, Program Coordinator at 257-5587 or edmundsa@unce.unr.edu.

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 www.unce.unr.edu or call (702) 222-3130.

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