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Ask A Master Gardener Table at Whole Foods Henderson

Posted 12/20/2011

Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will be staffing an Ask a Master Gardener table at Whole Foods Market Henderson every Saturday in January.

Visit Whole Foods Market at 100 S. Green Valley Pkwy., each week between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., to ask your gardening questions. Weekly topics are: January 7, Holiday Plant Care; January 14, How to Prune Roses; January 21, Time to Start Tomato Seeds and January 28, Worm Composting. Along with weekly topics, additional information will be available.

Master Gardeners are University-trained community volunteers who share their knowledge and desert gardening skills via community projects. Master Gardeners are experienced in successfully growing plants in the harsh (hot, dry, windy) climate of the Mojave Desert. This is an environment unfamiliar to many newcomers. By teaching what to plant and how to properly care for their landscapes or gardens, the Master Gardeners save people money — on water, soil amendments, plant materials, etc.

Since 1992 over 1000 community members have taken the UNCE Master Gardener horticulture training course with the understanding that they are not to keep this information to themselves — that they will become the University’s unpaid ambassadors and share the science of good desert gardening with others.

For more information on the Master Gardener program, contact Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 or email.

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