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Master Gardener Fall 2009 Training Program

Posted 6/30/2009

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) will hold an information and registration session for the upcoming Fall 2009 Master Gardener Training on Monday, August 10, from 9 — 10 a.m. at the UNCE Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123. The fall training class begins on September 14, 2009. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are twenty-four classes.

The Master Gardener program teaches sustainable 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 72 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 Nellis AFB Environmental Grove.

UNCE Horticulture staff will detail the training program requirements, volunteer commitment and Master Gardener community projects. A $150 fee is due with completed applications; scholarships and payment plans may be available. All interested persons are advised to attend this information session in order to be eligible to enter the Fall Master Gardener class. Reservations may be made by calling Mary Bertsch, Program Assistant, at 702-257-5501 or e-mail bertschm@unce.unr.edu .

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.

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