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Master Gardener Spring/Fall 2008 Training Program

Posted 11/5/2007

LAS VEGAS-The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) will hold an information session for the Spring and Fall 2008 Master Gardener class on Tuesday, January 8 and Tuesday, February 5 from at 6-7 p.m. at the UNCE Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89123. The spring training class begins on March 4, 2008.

The Master Gardener program teaches correct 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 70 hours of horticultural instruction and volunteer 50 hours on community projects each year.

Volunteer projects are on-going at Red Rock Conservation Area, 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 the Clark County Fair.

Current Master Gardeners and UNCE Horticulture staff will detail the training program requirements, volunteer commitment and Master Gardener community projects. Application forms will be available, and all interested individuals will be interviewed. Classes will be held from 9a.m. to Noon, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of books and other training materials. The fee is payable the morning of the first class in September.

All interested persons are advised to attend this information session in order to be eligible to enter the Spring Master Gardener class. Reservations may be made by calling (702) 257-5501. To receive information about the Master Gardener program, contact Ann Edmunds at (702) 257-5587 or email edmundsa@unce.unr.edu

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