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Local events

March 31

What: Country Fresh farmers market. Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, grocery and milk delivery service, and other artisans and vendors.

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

April 2

What: Plant introduction tour. Participants will discover new and unusual Mojave native and Desert Southwest plants for your landscape 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 and $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 and $5 nonmembers

Info: 822-7700

What: Chia pots. Aimed at children, this session will offer facts about the seeds while creating a personal chia pot.

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

When: 11 a.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Ladybug release and craft. Participants will release ladybugs and paint ladybug rocks for their gardens.

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

When: 1 p.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Seed balls – If you can throw it, you can grow it. Aimed at children, this session will focus on this Native American planting method and how it still works today. Participants will make their own seed balls.

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

When: 3 p.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

What: Irrigation scheduling .

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

When: 3 p.m.; also Sunday

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

Info: 822-7700

April 7

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

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

When: 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Info: Call the Southern Nevada Water Authority Conservation Division at 862-3760; advance registration required

April 9

What: Spring Plant Sale. The Conservation District of Southern Nevada will sell a variety of drought-tolerant plants grown by the students at College of Southern Nevada. There also will be plant talks by experts and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension master gardeners on hand to answer questions.

Where: Acacia Demonstration Gardens, 50 Casa Del Fuego St., Henderson

When: 8 a.m.-noon

Cost: Varies by plant

Info: Jennifer Clifford, 262-9047, ext.109

What: Salute America. Las Vegas Flower Arrangers Guild will present this standard flower show, which also includes horticulture exhibits.

Where: Nevada Garden Club building, 3333 W. Washington Ave.

When: noon-4 p.m. Also Sunday

Cost: Free

Info: 258-0662

What: Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Nevada Chapter, flower arranging workshop. Fresh flowers will be used. The session will focus on shoka, which represents a partial landscape. In the morning, the workshop will be isshu-ike, using only one material: a flowering plant. The afternoon workshop will be a sanshu-ike, using three types of materials.

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Also offered April 11 and 12. The April 11 session is geared toward beginners of those needing to refresh their skills.

Info: 655-2447 or 496-3763 for location and more information

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