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Herbal tea tasting and walking tour celebrates spring weather

Posted 4/2/2019

lemon balm growing in the ground

Participants can try tea made from lemon balm at Cooperative Extension’s Herbal Tea Tasting and Garden Walking Tour April 27. Photo by Lori Leas, Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension hosts event to teach about herbs for dry climates

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners will be hosting an Herbal Tea Tasting and Garden Walking Tour in their botanic gardens 10 a.m.-1 p.m., April 27. Participants in this event, which was inspired by “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” will have the chance to taste teas made using some of the 1,300 species of desert-adapted plants grown in the gardens.

“This is a great way to celebrate the spring season and learn more about local herbs,” said Cooperative Extension Horticulture Program Assistant Marysia Morawska. “Participants have the chance to broaden their knowledge about using herbs that they can grow in their own backyards.”

In addition to tea tasting, the event will include educational demonstrations and prizes, as well as themed activities, such as “Find the White Rabbit” and “Off With Their Heads” with the “Red Queen,” which will teach about dead-heading plants. Although the event has an Alice in Wonderland theme, it is an educational event geared toward adults.

The tea party will be held at the Clark County Cooperative Extension office, 8050 Paradise Road in Las Vegas. Registration is $10 and can be done online at the event’s registration page. Registration will be open up until the time of the event.

For more information, contact Master Gardener Coordinator Lori Leas at 702-257-5501 or leasl@unce.unr.edu. Persons in need of special assistance should call at least three days prior to the event.

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