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Free backyard orchard production class

Posted 3/7/2008

LAS VEGAS-Have you ever wanted to plant a small orchard in your Las Vegas backyard? Now is your chance to attend a free overview class on small-scale and backyard orchard production. The class will be offered on Monday, March 17, 2008 at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center. Two sessions-same topics-will cover fruit production methods under hot, dry desert conditions. The first session offered from 1-3 p.m. and the second from 7-9 p.m. Other topics include the selection of fruit trees; proper planting and after care; how to get your fruit to size up; pest control; and a monthly calendar of operations to produce high quality fruit.

The class instructor is Bob Morris, horticulture specialist for Cooperative Extension. The seminar is free to the public and there is no RSVP. Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center is located at 8050 S. Maryland Parkway (Windmill Lane and I-215).

If you would like more information, please contact 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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