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Two FREE Seminars at Cooperative Extension

Posted 2/12/2008

LAS VEGAS-University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) is offering two free seminars in February, both at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (Windmill Lane and I-215).

The first, Growing Vegetables Hydroponically in Greenhouses in the Hot Desert, is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26 from 7 - 9 p.m. The instructor is Deborah May, proprietor of VIP Produce. During the seminar you will learn the pluses and minuses of hydroponic growing of vegetables; what it costs to get going; and marketing responses to hydroponics. Free sample tasting will be provided.

The second, Up and Coming Roses Now and in the Future, is scheduled for Thursday, February 28 from 7 — 9 p.m. This seminar is co-sponsored by the South Valley Rose Society. The guest speaker is Christian Bedard, Rose Hybridizer and much acclaimed for his new miniature rose release, Coffee Bean™. During this seminar you will learn about the new rose releases and which will grow in the desert Southwest and how roses are hybridized.

For more information or to register for these free seminars, please call Bob Morris at (702) 257-5509 or e-mail morrisr@unce.unr.edu.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from 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 University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at www.unce.unr.edu or call (702) 222-3130.

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