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Southern Area Master Gardener’s 2014 stats

Posted 1/28/2015

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada were busy bees. In 2014, they answered questions from 2,878 individuals in 97 Nevada zip codes via phone, email and office visits. In addition, they taught classes or spoke to over 43,871 people at community events.

Over 31,792.5 hours were logged by the 230 active Master Gardeners working on 35 community projects. Based on the $22.55 national average, the value of the Master Gardeners volunteer service to the Las Vegas area is $716,920.87. The Demonstration and Test Gardens (including the Herb and Rose Gardens) are open to the public Monday - Friday from 8-5. Garden tours are offered every Friday at 10 a.m. The Research Center and Demonstration Orchard in North Las Vegas is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8-noon.

For 2015, the Las Vegas Master Gardener training class will be offered in the Fall semester. Registration sessions will be held in July 2015. Classes will run MWF from 8:30 — 12:30 in September and October. Interested individuals may email or call Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587.

Call or email the Master Gardener Help Line at 702-257-5555 to chat with a Master Gardener about your gardening questions. Visit/like the Master Gardener Facebook page for upcoming classes and pest alerts.

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