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Gardening in Small Places: growing fruit at home

Posted 10/3/2017

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers workshop Nov. 18

pear trees

Pear trees located at the Outdoor Education Center’s Botanical Gardens.

Join University of Nevada Cooperative Extension on Saturday, Nov. 18, for a one-day workshop on Gardening in Small Places: growing fruit at home. The class runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

Can you grow fruit trees and berries in the desert? You bet! Figs, nectarines, peaches, apricots, pears, apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes and blackberries are just a few of the fruits you can grow at home. The fruit varieties may be different than what you’re used to but the results can still be spectacular. Let Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist, explain what plant attributes to look for when planning your home orchard. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

There is a $10 fee for the workshop. Class space is limited to 25 and pre-registration is required. To register for this class, held at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.), email Elaine Fagin or call 702-257-5573. Register online via

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