Free workshop to aid with proper desert irrigation

Living in the desert can mean dealing with tricky irrigation situations. To help you evaluate the type of irrigation that's best for your landscape -- bubblers, micro sprays, pop-ups, rotators and more -- the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is holding a free workshop on the systems and techniques available to irrigate your desert landscape properly.

The workshop will be held March 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cooperative Extension's Outdoor Education Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

The Cooperative Extension's environmental/water horticulture specialist M.L. Robinson will demonstrate the methods available and what irrigation process is best for various types of vegetation. Spray angles, durability, sustainability, distances, soil composition, subsurface watering and gallons per hour will be discussed for all the types of irrigation.

Advanced registration is requested. To register, call the master gardener help line at 257-5555 or e-mail lvmaster

Gardening in small places class scheduled for Feb. 26

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present a workshop on gardening in small spaces Feb. 26.

The class, to be taught by Angela O'Callaghan, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.

It is designed to show you how to make the most of your small space. Topics such as types of containers to use, differences in potting mixes, using artificial light, fertilizers, success with seeds and more will be covered. All are welcome to attend.

Class space is limited and preregistration is required. There is a $15 fee, which includes class materials.

To register for the workshop, contact Elaine Fagin at or call 257-5573.