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UNR Extension to offer gardening workshops

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 16:59:23-05

University of Nevada, Reno Extension and their certified Master Gardeners are holding a variety of online “Gardening in Small Places” workshops throughout the spring for Southern Nevada gardeners.

Classes cover vegetable gardening, composting and solving gardening problems.

“Spring is the perfect time to work on your gardening skills,” said Extension Program Officer Elaine Fagin. “These workshops provide the perfect opportunity to learn about growing and then put them into practice.”
Details on the workshops include:

- Feb. 20, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Vegetable Gardening Zoom Class. This workshop is geared to help the beginning gardener, returning gardener, gardeners from outside the desert or current gardeners that just want a little refresher, learn how to be successful growing their own food in the Mojave Desert. Registration is $10.

- March 20, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Composting Zoom Class. If you think you can’t compost in the Mojave Desert, or if you’ve tried to compost in the desert and haven’t been successful, join our compost class. If you eat fruits and vegetables and throw any parts of them away, you have the makings of compost. Let Angela O’Callaghan, Extension associate professor and social horticulture specialist, show you. Registration is $10.

- May 15, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Solving Garden Problems Zoom Class. As summer approaches, you may notice holes in leaves, black spots on the bottoms of the tomatoes, spots on the leaves, your squash not developing or a variety of other things. Learn about common problems in the garden, how they happen, how you can avoid them, and what to do about them if they occur. Registration is $10.

For more information on gardening events or for general horticultural inquiries, contact University of Nevada, Reno Extension at 702-222-3130 or mastergardeners@unce.unr.edu, or visit their website.