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Master Gardener Fall 2008 Training Program

Posted 8/8/2008

LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) Fall 2008 Master Gardener training class begins Sept. 5, 2008 at the UNCE Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Reservations may be made by calling Jane Strickland at (702) 257-5501 or email stricklandj@unce.unr.edu.

The Master Gardener program is open to individuals of all gardening backgrounds; the focus of the program is on volunteering—sharing your gardening knowledge with the community. 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 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.

At the registration session UNCE Horticulture staff will detail the training program requirements, volunteer commitment and Master Gardener community projects. A fee is charged to cover the cost of books and other training materials. Applications with payment are accepted on a first-come basis. Class size is limited.

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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