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Local events

April 16

What: Plant introduction tour. Participants will discover new and unusual Mojave native and Desert Southwest plants for their landscapes and how they appear at maturity during a tour of the gardens.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 10:30 a.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; general admission plus $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Friendly bugs. Learn how to control and manage garden pests, and which insects are beneficial.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 11 a.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; general admission plus $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Vine crops. Participants will learn the basics of growing vine crops such as cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber, squash and pumpkin.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 1 p.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; general admission plus $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Cactus gardening. Participants will discover how cacti and succulents can add richness and variety to their landscapes while saving water.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 2 p.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; general admission plus $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Irrigation scheduling. Participants will learn how to set and adjust their irrigation clocks.

Where: Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 3 p.m.; also Sunday

Cost: $3 members; general admission plus $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

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