Local events

May 5

What: Country Fresh farmers market .

Where: Downtown Events Plaza, 240 Water St., Henderson.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Varies by product

Info: Dave Star at 579-9661 or bob.drabicki@winderfarms.com

What: Go solar. Find out what it takes to go solar and how to reduce your carbon footprint and become energy independent .

Where: Desert Living Center at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.

When: 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: 822-7700

May 7

What: Fresh52 farmers and artisan market.

Where: Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: Varies by product

What: Healthy and Water-efficient Lawns. Learn how to design and install a functional, water-efficient lawn, as well as ways to upgrade your existing irrigation system.

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Info: 862-3760; advance registration requested

What: Plant introduction tour. Participants will discover new and unusual Mojave native and Desert Southwest plants .

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: Prepare Your Garden for Summer. Learn how to keep your garden thriving in the heat.

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: Growing Herbs. Participants will learn about and plant herbs.

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: Summer Bloomers. Participants will learn about which plants offer summer blooms that won’t fade as temperatures soar.

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: Herbal Teas. Participants will make and sample herbal teas.

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

May 8

What: Fresh52 farmers and artisan market.

Where: Sansone Park Place, 9480 S. Eastern Ave.

When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: Varies by product

May 14

What: Drip irrigation; learn complete system installation from the street to the plants, including how to select and assemble components .

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

When: 9 a.m.-noon

Cost: Free

Info: 862-3760; advance registration requested

What: Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Nevada Chapter, flower arranging workshop. Fresh flowers will be used to create rikkas. The Monday session is geared toward beginners. Preparations begin for the June visit of a visiting professor from Japan.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Also offered May 16 and 17.

Info: 496-3763 for location and more information

n Please email calendar events to hsaylor@reviewjournal.com

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