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In the Garden series continues

Posted 8/24/2017

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners answer questions, offer suggestions

Monarch in the garden

Monarch’s visit the Milkweed plants in the Botanical Gardens.

During their monthly garden workdays, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners invite the community to visit the Botanical Gardens. As part of the In The Garden series, residents may bring their gardening questions on the following days during Sept.:

  • Children’s Garden — Every Tuesday in Sept., 7 — 10 a.m.
  • Butterfly Habitat — Friday Sept. 8 & 22, 8:30 — 9:30 a.m.
  • Fruit Orchard - Tuesday, Sept. 12 & 26, 8 — 9 a.m.
  • Vegetable Community Garden — Monday, Sept. 22, 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Herb Garden ~ Wednesday, Sept. 27, 9 — 10:30 a.m.

Master Gardeners will answer questions on proper seasonal plant care techniques. Visitors should be prepared to be outdoors (sun protection, closed toe shoes, drinking water). The gardens are part of the campus surrounding Cooperative Extension at 8050 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nev. and feature 1300 species of desert-adapted plants identified by botanical and common names.

For meeting locations or other questions, email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555. Master Gardener volunteers staff the desk Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

In 2016, Master Gardeners answered questions from 1,648 individuals from 91 out of 114 zip codes, 246 emails and assisted 268 walk-in people at the Help Desk. Master Gardeners taught 1,709 classes or spoke to over 31,097 people at community events. Two-hundred, twenty-nine active Master Gardeners working on 35 community projects logged over 35,268 hours. Based on the $23.56 national average, the value of Master Gardener volunteer service to Clark County was $830,916.90.

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