Introduction to Beekeeping, May 22, 2021, 9 a.m.-noon, in-person class, Extension Office, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123 ($12 fee)
This class will teach the basics to beekeeping including practical information on how to set up your first bee hive. Register at (Beekeeping).
Lavenders that are Happy in the Las Vegas Valley1, Growing Under the Stars Series, June 9, 2021, 6-8 p m, via Zoom (free)
If you are looking for a beautiful flower that attracts all kinds of pollinators, has an incredible fragrance and grows as a perennial here in Southern Nevada, you want to learn about lavender. Some varieties do better here than others. Some grow as annuals, others as perennials. Come and let Master Gardener Glenda Bona teach you about the different types of lavenders and how they grow here. Are you interested in using the lavender you grow? You will get lots of ideas in this class! Register at (Lavenders).
Home Show: The Expo at the Work Market Center, 435 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106, June 11-13, 2021 (entrance fee)
Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada will have a booth at the Home Show providing gardening information and answering your questions. In addition there will be presentations on garden topics such as growing roses, caring for your trees and many more topics. A listing of topics and schedules will be available in early June and posted in the June newsletter. You can also call the MG Helpdesk for information in early June. The Home Show will have a variety of vendors displaying and selling home, gardening, health, and beauty items and services. There will also be a craft fair.
The Dirt on Soil1, Gardening in Small Places, June 19, 2021, 9-11:30 a.m. via Zoom ($10 fee)
If you’ve gardened in other parts of the country and then tried to garden here, you’ve noticed the soil here is different. Our Mojave soils are infertile, salty and alkaline, fine for desert natives, but not good for much else. If you are curious about the soil in your yard, let Dr. Angela O’Callaghan help you learn. You will be asked to collect a baggie of soil from your yard for testing. Register at (Soil).
Basil1, Growing Under the Stars Series, July 7, 2021, 6-8 p m, via Zoom (free).
Who doesn’t love growing basil? It is the most popular of all of the herbs. But there are so many choices! Should you stick with the traditional Sweet Basil or take chances and go for the Purple Ruffle? Do you plant lemon or lime? What about Thai? And what is Holy Basil anyway? Masters Gardeners of Southern Nevada are doing the research for you! We have planted over a dozen varieties of basil in the Herb Farm at Extension to see which varieties grow best in our Las Vegas desert climate.
Master Gardeners Glenda and Mike will share the early results of the Ocimum basilicum (Basil) trials and even give you some ideas for using the many different varieties. So, make yourself a caprese salad and join us on Zoom! Register at (Basil).
Organic Gardening1, Gardening in Small Places, July 17, 2021 9-11:30 a.m. via Zoom ($10 fee)
If you are interested in finding out what the principles organic gardening are and how you can apply these principles to your home garden then this class is for you. Join with Dr. Angela O’Callaghan and learn the principles of organic gardening and how they apply to the home gardener. Register at (Organic Gardening).
Footnote1: For more information, please contact Elaine Fagin. We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who are disabled and wish to participate in our programs. If special arrangements are necessary, please notify Elaine Fagin at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 702-257-5573 at least 3 days prior to the event. If expecting an email on a Zoom meeting, please check your spam and junk mail folders. Our notices are sent via Listserv emails which sometimes goes to these folders.