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Gardening in Small Places: composting

Posted 1/25/2017

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension gardening monthly workshops continue

compost workshop

Hands-on composting workshop.

Join University of Nevada Cooperative Extension on Saturday, March 11, for a one-day workshop on Gardening in Small Places: composting. The class runs from 8 a.m. to Noon and explains how to create a balanced compost even if you do not have a large garden spot.

If you think you can’t compost in the Mojave Desert or if you’ve tried to compost in the desert and haven’t been successful, please consider joining the compost class. When purchased in the stores, compost can be expensive. So why not make your own? If you eat fruits and vegetables and throw any parts of them away, you have the beginning makings of compost. Even if you live in an apartment, you can compost. You can make compost in the smallest of areas…just maybe not conventionally.

If you are interested in being greener, Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist, will show you how to make the perfectly balanced compost, and it’s easier than you think! In addition, you will see our compost demonstration area. If you are considering purchasing a composter, the compost demonstration area is for you.

Class space is limited to 25 and pre-registration is required. There is a $10 fee per class which covers class materials.

To register for this class, held at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.), email or call Elaine Fagin at 702-257-5573. Register online via

Upcoming Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are April 8, irrigation; May 20, solving garden problems; June 17, organic gardening; and July 15, soils.

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