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Free classes at Acacia Park

Posted 8/5/2015

Covered class area located at Acacia Park.

Covered class area located at Acacia Park.

Master Gardeners conduct free classes in September

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners—for the 10th year--will offer free classes at Acacia Park during September. The classes are offered in partnership with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department, and are published in “Henderson Happenings.” The classes will be taught by a Cooperative Extension volunteer Master Gardener instructors and begin at 9 a.m.

September 12: Getting started as a Desert Gardener. Master Gardener Debra Jacobson will discuss the basics of irrigation, watering, soil preparation of the caliche, soil and salts. The beginning is all about getting the area ready to plant. This class may include a tour of the demonstration garden area to show various mulches used to hold water in the soil.

September 19: Growing Cool Season Vegetables in Las Vegas. A greater variety of vegetables can be planted during the cool fall and winter months than thought. Master Gardener Don Fabbi explains how you can grow garlic, asparagus, broccoli and root vegetables. Learn how to get your vegetable garden off to a good start this fall.

September 26: Roses-A second blush of Bloom. Cultivated in China and parts of Europe for centuries, these extraordinary plants hold a special place in the landscape of our gardens. Roses are arguably the oldest garden plant in the world. There are countless varieties in a bewildering array of styles and forms. Let Judith Kafantaris, a Master Gardener and Rosearian, give you the hints to make roses a better part of your landscape.

Pre-registration is requested. Visit the City of Henderson’s website and click Online Registration.

The Master Gardeners will have an “Ask a Master Gardener” table at the Park on the class day. 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, 702-257-5555. The Help Line is staffed Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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