*Gardening in Small Places - Compost- March 5, 2022, 9 a.m.-noon, via Zoom ($10 fee)
Have you heard you cannot compost in the Mojave Desert? Have you tried to compost in the desert and have not been successful? If you would like to be greener and reduce vegetable waste, please consider joining our compost class. When purchased in the stores, compost can be expensive. So why not make your own? If you eat fruits, vegetables and throw any parts of them away, you have the beginning makings of compost. Even if you live in an apartment, you can make compost. Let Dr. Angela O’Callaghan show you how can make compost in the smallest of areas, just maybe not conventionally. Register at (Compost).
Intro to Beekeeping, March 12, 2022 -9 a.m.-noon, in-person class
University of Nevada- Extension 8050 Paradise Road, North Las Vegas, NV ($15 fee).
Jon Zeh, Master Gardener & Beekeeper, and Laura Pingree, community volunteer, will cover the following topics:
- The role and life cycle of the queen bee, drone bee and the worker bee.
- Which subspecies of honey bees are good for the beginning beekeeper.
- Types of hives and choosing a safe location for your hive.
- The components of a hive and the purposes each serve.
- Protective clothing and the tools you will need to get started.
- The Africanized honey bee in Southern Nevada.
- The biggest threats to managed honey bees.
- The costs associated with purchasing the equipment and honey bees.
- Beekeeping definitions.
They will discuss practical information on how to set up your first bee hive. Per University policy indoors, face coverings are required. Register at (Bees).
Hive Talk, March 26, 2022, 9-11a.m. (Free)
Extension Research Center and Demonstration Orchard
4600 Horse Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Come & see honey bees in action in a see-through hive! Learn about the bee life cycle. Speak with our beekeepers and get your questions answered.
Master Gardener Booth, March 26 and April 30, 2022, 5-9 p.m.
Night Market at Tivoli Village, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Crafts, collectibles, gifts, foods, and DJs music along with our Master Gardener Booth for your enjoyment and learning experiences. Tivoli Village is location at 400 South Rampart Boulevard. Free admission and parking. The booth will provide gardening information, answer your gardening questions and can provide visitors with two free native seeds packets per family.
Nevada Naturalist Program, Spring Session 2022, April 4 to May 25, 2022
Nevada Naturalist Program, the premier adult environmental education and volunteer training program in Southern Nevada, sponsored by the University of Nevada Extension, begins their spring session on April 4, 2022 continuing through May 25, 2022. This 8-week, in person program focuses on the identification and conservation of the natural resources in southern Nevada. This session will focus on Mojave Desert plants and animals, ecology and climate change, native pollinators, conservation biology and more. Participants attend classes and field trips; and receive volunteer hours for participating in local conservation projects and events. The registration fee includes all books, materials, entrance fees, and some refreshments. Carpooling is available for most field trips. Contact Denise Parsons at (parsonsd@.unr.edu) or 702-948-5906 for registration information.
Master Gardener Booth
Clark County Fair and Rodeo April 6-10, 2022
Logandale, NV 89021
The County Fair features animal exhibits, arts and crafts, foods, amusement park rides, judging competitions, a rodeo, MG Booth and much more. The MG booth will provide gardening information, answer your gardening questions and can provide visitors with two free native seeds packets per family and seeds starter kits for children. Fair location is 1301 Whipple Avenue, Logandale, NV 89021. Fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. except Sunday closes at 9 p.m. The Master Gardener Booth in the Horticulture Building will close around 7 p.m. depending on volunteer staffing.
*Gardening in Small Places - Understanding Your Irrigation,
April 16, 2022, 9 a.m.-noon, Zoom class ($10 fee).
With the spring season upon us, it’s time to start thinking of our landscapes again, including the often-neglected irrigation. As your plants grow, and your landscape changes, your irrigation needs change, too. No one type of irrigation is good for all plants. When you have a variety of plants in your landscape, you need a varied irrigation to accommodate those plants. Hint, there is more than one type of drip irrigation. If you'd like to have a better understanding of your irrigation system, or you want to make your system more efficient, then this class is for you. Proper irrigation can prevent water waste and help you save money. Come let Professor ML Robinson help you discover the right type of irrigation for your landscape. Register at (Irrigation).
*Gardening in Small Places, Solving Your Garden Problems, May 7, 2022, 9am-noon, Zoom class ($10 fee).
You may notice holes in leaves, black spots on the bottoms of tomatoes, spots on the leaves, your squash not developing or other things. Learn about common problems in the garden, how they happen, how to avoid them and what to do about them if they occur. Register at (Garden Problems).
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