Some Local Hip Happenings!

Since I’m still in my sick bed, here’s a list of  local gardening events that are coming up in April.  Hope to see you there! 

APRIL 1 – 30
PAINT YOUR OWN FLOWER POT
Springs Preserve
Open Daily, 8:30am-5:30pm, Drop into the Nature Exchange to make, decorate and plant your own paper flower pots.  $2 members, $3 non-members with paid general admission.

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APRIL 9 – 10
BONSAI SOCIETY
Visit Plant World at 5301 w. Charleston Blvd
More info: http://plantworldnursery.com/

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APRIL 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
FRIENDLY BUGS
Springs Preserve
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-Noon, Meet in the Gardens to learn how not all insects in the garden are pests. Learn how to control and manage bugs in your garden. $3 members, $5 non-members with paid general admission.

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APRIL 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
PLANT INTRODUCTION TOUR
Springs Preserve
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:30am-11:15pm, Experts highlight new and unusual Mojave native and Desert Southwest plants for your landscape and how they appear at maturity in our Gardens.

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APRIL 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
VINE CROPS – GOOD EATING
Springs Preserve
Saturdays & Sundays, 1pm-2pm, Learn how to grow watermelon, cantaloupe, squash, pumpkin, cucumbers and other edibles.

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APRIL 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
GROWING CACTUS
Springs Preserve
Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm-3pm, Discover how cacti and succulents add richness and variety to your landscape while saving water. $3 members, $5 non-members with paid general admission.

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APRIL 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
IRRIGATION SCHEDULING
Springs Preserve
Saturdays & Sundays, 3pm-4pm, Learn how to set and adjust your irrigation clock to benefit your landscape.  $3 members, $5 non-members with paid general admission.

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APRIL 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
SEED BALLS
Springs Preserve
Saturdays & Sundays, 3pm-4pm, Learn how this Native American planting method still works today, and make your own seed ball in the Activity Center.  $3 members, $5 non-members with paid general admission.

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APRIL 16, 2011
2ND ANNUAL GREENFEST EARTH DAY FESTIVAL
Las Vegas residents can celebrate Earth Day and learn more about going green at the GREENFest Festival at Town Square from 10am till 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. There will be live music, green vendors, food samplings, farmer’s market, recycling experience, food composting, energy and water conservation tips, and many other fun activities for adult’s and children of all ages! The event is presented by Republic Services and Evergreen Recycling.

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APRIL 18,  2011
SPRING ROSE SHOW
West Charleston Library, Noon – 4pm, Sponsored by Plant World.
For additional information, call 646-6048, 873-6621 or 878-5952.

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APRIL 20, 2011
GET OUTDOORS NEVADA
S. Hollywood Clean up (East Las Vegas), This all ages event will be held 8am to Noon.

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APRIL 22, 2011
GET OUTDOORS NEVADA
S. Hollywood Clean up (East Las Vegas), This all ages event will be held 8am to Noon.

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APRIL 23, 2011
IRIS SOCIETY SHOW
Nevada Garden Club, Inc
3333 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV
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APRIL 23, 2011
BIG DUNE EARTH DAY- Nye County Sheriff’s Department
This event brought to you by the BLM is open to Adults, children, groups (must be at least 8 years old, children under 18 must be accompanied by adult).  Hours will be 8am to Noon, exact location TBA.

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APRIL 23, 2011
CDSN SPRING PLANT SALE
The Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) will hold the last of its Spring Plant Sales at Acacia Demonstration Gardens in Henderson on Saturday, April 23rd from 8am to 12pm. The Plant Sales, co-hosted by College of Southern Nevada (CSN), will feature a rich and timely selection of Nevada natives, butterfly & hummingbird attractors, tortoise food plants, succulents, cactus garden dishes, and new this spring; herbs and veggies. CSN experts will be offering Plant Talks for advice during each event. Free CFL’s will be given away with a plant purchase while supplies last. Visit http://www.cdsn.org for a plant list and details about the events. Only cash and checks will be accepted.

To map it use address:  50 Casa Del Fuego Street, Henderson, NV 89012

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APRIL 23, 2011
EARTH DAY RESTORATION & GRAFFITI REMOVAL
Come celebrate Earth Day by restoring the land and removing graffiti in the Spring Mountains. Volunteers are needed to help restore an eroding hillside off Harris Springs Rd.  Removal of graffiti, fire rings, and litter will also occur in nearby Keyhole Canyon.  The event will be based at the bottom of Harris Springs Rd in Kyle Canyon. Restoration materials, trash bags, water, and gloves will be provided. Remember proper sun protection and hiking boots. Please contact Marisa Anderson (702-515-5409) for more information.

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APRIL 23, 2011
Red Rock Days
The BLM and the Friends of Red Rock Canyon will be tackling 14 restoration projects in celebration of Red Rock Days from 8am-1pm. This event is open to Adults, children, groups (must be at least 15 years old, children under 18 must be accompanied by adult).  Breakfast will be provided by Whole Foods and lunch will be provided by Albertsons.

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APRIL 30, 2011
WASP SEED COLLECTION
Come enjoy a day at the lake while helping the Lake Mead Nursery collect native seeds around the park! We’ll use a variety of methods to collect seeds from plants that are in seeding phase – hand picking, rackets, and buckets.   Ages 10 and up, 8am-1pm.

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APRIL 30, 2011
STEWARDSHIP SATURDAY AT PAHRANGAT
Come help refuge staff plant riparian vegetation in degraded and/or altered sites.  With this planting event, the refuge hopes to create and restore riparian forest habitat for a variety of avian species. Enjoy planting seeds and small containers of grasses, shrubs and trees. There may be a few spots of mud. Wear layers and a hat.

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