Daylong February workshop will focus on tree care

In an effort to educate the green industry and arborist community on tree care and best practices, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Southern Nevada Arborist Group, Shade Tree Council and Nevada Division of Forestry present the annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop in English and in Spanish. This year, the emphasis will be on tree care: best practices, new trees and starting right.

The English language seminar will be held Feb. 3 and the Spanish language seminar will be held Feb. 10. Both seminars will be held from 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension's Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road. Early registration at 6:30 a.m. will start the sessions.

Guest lecturers and speakers include Russ Thompson, Clark County Parks and Recreation; Richard Reitz, College of Southern Nevada; Lisa Ortega, Division of Forestry; Angela O'Callaghan and ML Robinson, UNCE; and Dennis Swartzel, private consultant.

For more information about the English session contact Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536 or email For information about the Spanish sessions contact Martha Barajas at 702-257-5522 or email

Composting in small spaces class set for Jan. 21

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is presenting a one-day workshop Jan. 21 on Composting in Small Spaces. The class runs from 8 a.m. to noon and explains how to make a balanced compost even if you do not have a large garden spot.

The workshop, taught by Angela O'Callaghan, is designed to provide the gardener with knowledge on vermicomposting and more. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Class space is limited to 25 and advance registration is required. There is a $25 fee per class, which covers class materials. It will be presented at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

To register for this class, contact Elaine Fagin at or call 702-257-5573.

Horticulture, sustainability topic of new free series

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Nevada State Energy Sector Partnership have joined forces to created the free Horticulture Education & Environmental Sustainability series, which will begin later this month.

Area residents are invited to collaborate with industry leaders in horticulture on best practices and processes; learn horticulture energy, water and natural resource conservation tools; and learn principles of sustainability and energy efficiency that upgrade technical and green skills, foster job retention, career laddering, internal advancement and professional growth.

Classes will include: Horticulture Water Conservation (Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 20); Horticulture Sustainability (Jan. 25, Feb. 29, March 21); Landscaping for Energy Efficiency (Feb. 14, March 23); and Horticulture Natural Resource Conservation (Feb. 15, March 14).

For more information or to register for the classes, contact Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536 or email or online at