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Master Gardeners offer free classes in May

Posted 4/4/2014

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners—for the 9th year--will offer a series of free classes at Acacia Park in May. 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.

Master Gardener Dave Gaffney will present Safe and Sound Insect Control on May 3. You do not need harmful chemicals to control garden and yard pests. Gaffney will show you insect control that is safe for the whole family, including pets. Using everyday household items he will show you how to make traps, sprays and repellents to let you get the upper hand on pests.

On May 10, 2014, Master Gardener Diane Harrison will present Container Gardening and Raised Beds. Even if you are only renting, live in a high-rise or there is just a little space in your yard, you can have a garden. Learn how to create a container garden that allows you to have a garden year round and provides the flexibility to change your garden to fit the season. Harrison will lead a discussion on the value of using containers in your landscape.

Pre-registration is requested by going online 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, Nev. Master Gardener volunteers are also available to answer questions via email or through the Home Gardening Help Line, 257-5555. The Help Line is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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