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FREE Classes at Acacia Park

Posted 8/29/2011

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will offer a series of free classes at Acacia Park in conjunction with the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. All classes will be taught by Master Gardener instructors and begin at 9 a.m.

September 3, Tree Tour of Demonstration Garden—Tour all the trees in Acacia Park; it is the perfect time of year to see all their beautiful trees. This will be a walking, guided tour with a Master Gardener who can answer questions while identifying the elements of the Demonstration Garden. You will receive a written guide of native Nevada trees to help you on this tour; your questions will be answered as you walk along.

September 10, Oh My Aching Back—Master Gardeners know that gardening is a healthy habit for all ages, but sometimes a physical condition can affect our ability to enjoy gardening. Learn strategies for modifying clothing, equipment, techniques to prevent injury, to you and or the garden. Instruction will be provided on how to easily utilize your home tools; so please bring your favorite small gardening implement.

September 24, Landscape Design with Fall Colors in Mind—Great landscape design starts with a plan. Your Master Gardener instructor will show you how to go about developing, visualizing what your landscape could be for the fall and winter. You will learn what plants grow well in this season and which can add color in your life.

October 8, Composting—What is composting and how can it help with home landscapes? Is it difficult? Will it require a lot of time? Does it take a special machine or tub? Come and learn from the Master Gardeners all about composting and how it can benefit you and your landscape.

October 15, Container Gardening—How can plants survive the cold of winter and heat of summer? It would be nice to have a garden, but there is so little space in your yard. Master Gardeners will discuss how container gardening allows you to have a garden year round and the flexibility to change your garden to fit the seasons. It will also tell you how to create and make a container garden.

October 29, Trick and Treats—Our Master Gardeners have a few tricks (and treats) up their sleeves as they introduce kids to a few fun and festive plant projects as the Halloween holiday approaches.

November 5, Herb Gifts for the Holidays—Herbs are easy to grow and have many uses. Can they make gifts as the holiday seasons approach? Master Gardeners will discuss ways to use herbs that can be given as gifts to friends and family.

November 12, Fall Vegetables for a Winter Garden—Fall is the best time for growing greens in the garden to include spinach, leaf lettuce, broccoli, kale, and root vegetables like carrots, beets, turnips, onions and more. Learn from the Master Gardeners how to get your vegetable garden off to a good start this fall.

For more information call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555.

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