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Basic landscape principles class starts Tuesday

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a class on the Basic Principles of Landscape Management that is designed for professional landscape workers. The course begins Tuesday.

The 12-week session will meet Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, and concludes May 17. It is targeted at landscape maintenance professionals who work at hotels, resorts, golf courses, parks and those maintaining private residences. Individuals who serve on homeowners association boards may find these classes help them communicate better with landscape contractors.

Environmental horticulturist M.L.Robinson will teach several classes focusing on how to keep plants healthy through proper pruning techniques and irrigation .

Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist , will teach classes on why healthy soils are critical to having healthy plants and how to keep plants healthy through proper fertilization and weed control .

There is a $50 fee, which includes two, take-home textbooks.

For more information and to register, contact Chelle Reed at 257-5536 or by e-mail reedc@unce.unr.edu.

Master gardeners offer classes at Acacia Park

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension master gardeners of Southern Nevada are offering a spring schedule of classes at the demonstration gardens at Henderson’s Acacia Park.

Sessions will begin Saturday and continue through the end of April. Topics to be featured include tomatoes, landscape design, insect control, vine crops and gardening with physical limitations. There is no cost to attend.

A complete schedule is available in the Henderson Happenings publication. Classes are offered in partnership with the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.

Acacia Park is located at 50 Casa Del Fuego St.

For more information about the classes or to ask a question, call the help line at 257-5587. It is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by calling the demonstration gardens at 267-4000.

Conservation District to hold spring plant sales

The Conservation District of Southern Nevada will hold four spring plant sales at Acacia Demonstration Gardens in Henderson on Saturdays, March 5, 26, April 9 and 23. The sales are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon.

Plants, grown locally by students of College of Southern Nevada, are drought tolerant .

Only cash and checks will be accepted.

Acacia Demonstration Gardens is located at 50 Casa Del Fuego St.

For more information about the spring plant sales, including a list of available plants, visit www.cdsn.org.

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