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Gardening in Small Places: the dirt on soil

Posted 6/17/2014

Join Cooperative Extension on Saturday, July 19 for a workshop on Gardening in Small Places: the dirt on soil from 8 a.m. to noon. If you’ve gardened in other parts of the country and then tried to garden here, you’ve noticed that the soil is different. Our Mojave soils are infertile, salty and alkaline — fine for desert natives — but not good for much else. If you’re curious about the soil in your yard, let Dr. Angela O’Callaghan teach you about it. For this hands-on class all participants are asked to bring a bag of soil from their yard to test. Due to the hands-on nature of this class, class size is limited. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Class space is limited to 15 and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee which includes class materials.

To register for the workshop held at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev., I-215 and Windmill Lane), email Elaine Fagin or call 702-257-5573.

The next Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are August 9, Landscape design; September 20, Using native plants in the landscape; October 4, Tree selection and care; and November 15, Growing fruit at home.

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