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Growing herbs workshop

Posted 5/19/2014

Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Helen Brown will teach a one hour class titled “Growing Herbs Inside and Out!” at University Medical Center’s Family Resource Center (1120 Shadow Lane) on Monday, June 16 at 10 a.m.

Brown, a Master Gardener since 1997, has contributed over 2500 volunteer hours and is an expert in growing veggies and herbs. Now is the perfect time to start an herb garden—whether it’s inside the house or outside in your garden.

To reserve a space at the workshop, contact Amy Runge at the Family Resource Center at 702-383-2229.

Brown, along with over 300 active Master Gardeners, is a University-trained community volunteer who shares her 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 1,200 community members have taken the 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 gardening questions, email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555.

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