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Ask A Master Gardener table at Whole Foods Market W. Charleston

Posted 1/30/2012

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

Visit Whole Foods Market at 8855 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, each week between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., to ask your gardening questions. Weekly topics are: February 11, Organic Gardening; February 18, Raised Beds; and February 25, Cool and Warm Season Veggies. 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.

The Master Gardeners will celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a community event, “Garden Gala,” on April 21, 2012. Garden tours, talks and demos will be offered. Complete details will be available at the Master Gardener Help Line. For more information on the Master Gardener program, contact Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 or email.

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