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Gardening classes at Acacia Park

Posted 3/13/2013

Clark County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners—for the 8th year-will offer a series of free classes at Acacia Park in April. Classes are offered in partnership with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, and are published in “Henderson Happenings.” All classes will be taught by Master Gardener instructors and begin at 9 a.m. The April line-up includes:

April 6, Choosing Plants (Vegetables, Fruit trees, Herbs and more) - Ever wonder why some gardens flourish and others just get by? Well it starts with choosing varieties of plants that do well in our native soil, getting healthy starts, knowing how to care for the plants in our gardens as they mature. When to grow what plants can make all the difference. Come and join Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners as they share their wealth of knowledge on this subject.

April 13, Safe and Sound Insect Control - You do not need harmful chemicals to control garden and yard pests. Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener instructor will show you insect control that is safe for the whole family. Using everyday household items we will show how to make traps, sprays, and repellents. So get the upper hand on pests.

Pre-registration is requested by going online to City of Henderson and clicking Online Registration.

The Master Gardeners will have an “Ask a Master Gardener” table at the Park on class days. Acacia Park is located at 50 Casa Del Fuego (Intersection of 215 and 515) in Henderson. Master Gardener volunteers are also available to answer questions through the Home Gardening Help Line, 257-5587. The Help Line is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

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