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March Master Gardener events

Posted 2/26/2015

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Variety of classes being offered by the Master Gardeners From walking tours to Ask A Master Gardener tables

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners have several educational opportunities scheduled in March. Participants can attend any or all of the events.

March 7 and 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Visit the “Ask a Master Gardener” information booth at Tivoli Village Farmers Market (440 S. Rampart Blvd, LV 89145). Gardening advice, horticulture publications, and seasonal displays will be available.

March 14, 10 a.m. — Garden Tour — “March Madness” by Master Gardeners. Springtime brings an abundance of plants at the garden shops, and sometimes we go a bit crazy trying to choose! Learn what plants do well in the desert and how to care for them to get blooms again next year. Free and open to the public. Meet in the courtyard at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev).

March 21, 9 am. — “Getting Started as a Desert Gardener,” outdoor class by Master Gardeners at Acacia Park (50 Casa Del Fuego St, Henderson, Nev.) A Master Gardener will discuss the basics of irrigation, watering maintenance tips, soil preparation, caliche, pH and soil salts. Register online at the City of Henderson.

March 28, 9 a.m. — “Fruits and Veggies for Your Spring Garden” outdoor class by Master Gardeners at Acacia Park (50 Casa Del Fuego St, Henderson, Nev.) Do you wonder why some gardens flourish and others just get by? Learn which cool season veggies to plant now and get tips on how to care for them from a Master Gardener. Register online at the City of Henderson.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon — Seasonal produce, mulch and compost available (fees) plus guided tours and gardening advice at Cooperative Extension’s Research Center and Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Dr., NLV 89131.

And don’t forget, every Friday at 10 a.m. — Walking Tours of Demonstration Gardens through May. Meet in the Lobby at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nev.

For more information, email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555.

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