A great volunteer opportunity awaits!
Master Gardeners Seek Volunteers
There are just a few spots left for the Spring 2013 Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada training class! Clark County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will hold a registration session on Tuesday, February 12 at 9 a.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123. The Master Gardener program is open to adults who want to learn about 20 desert gardening topics such as Native Plants, Vegetables, Palms, Cacti and Succulents, Irrigation and more.
Cooperative Extension staff will detail the training program requirements, volunteer commitment and Master Gardener community projects. A $150 cost-recovery fee covers all class materials including three textbooks, MG badge, shirt, tote and some refreshments. Applications will be accepted and personal interviews of interested candidates will take place at that time. Reservations to attend must be made by emailing Mary Bertsch or calling 702-257-5501.
Spring 2013 semester classes will be offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) from March 11 to April 29. Attendance at all 20 classes is required. 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 80 hours of horticultural instruction and volunteer 50 hours on community projects each year. The Master Gardener title can only be used when performing volunteer work on behalf of the University.
Master Gardeners are volunteers who teach, assist and work with community partners on projects across the Las Vegas valley. Projects are on-going at Acacia Park, the Springs Preserve, Doolittle and Lieburn Senior Center Community Gardens, the Master Gardener Orchard and Nellis AFB Environmental Grove. Additional program information is available on Facebook.