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JUNE 2012 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
- June 2 – Summer Pruning: Yes, Virginia, there are many trees, shrubs and perennials that will benefit greatly from pruning now. Join Moana Nursery Plant Doctor and Certified Arborist Jon Bruyn to learn what and how to cut to grow beautiful, healthy plants. This hands-on workshop is for seasoned and newbie gardeners alike. You’ll not want to miss this one. Wear appropriate clothing for outside and bring your pruners and gloves. Class will last 1-1/2 hours.
- June 9 – Irrigation “How To” for New Homeowners: So you just moved in to a home with an irrigation system and you haven’t a clue as to how to turn it on, much less what comprises the system or how it works. Fear not! Moana Nursery Plant Doctor and long time high-desert gardener Steve Packer will walk you through the basics, explaining the differences between drip and lawn irrigation, and showing you how to program, troubleshoot and operate your system. He’ll also suggest who to call if you need help or would rather have someone do it for you.
- June 16 – Culinary/Medicinal Herbs in Your Garden and/or Kitchen: With so many herbs having multiple uses, this is a great opportunity to learn from local herb experts Kim Powers and Evert Broderick. They’ll teach you about herbs you may already be growing (or want to grow) as well as some in your spice rack that work well for health challenges or can be used to improve and maintain your already good health. They’ll also share helpful hints on how to prepare the herbs and offer a few tidbits for you to taste. Both Kim & Evert have been on the path of learning and sharing about herbs and essential oils for many years, and recently completed teaching the first year of classes at Truckee Meadows Community College that fulfill the requirements for a Certificate in Herbal Studies. They also teach at Headwaters Outdoor School in Mt. Shasta, California. They live in the Virginia City area where most of what they plant feeds the wildlife in the area — whether or not it was their intention to share!
- June 23 — Extending the Growing Season: While we’re off to one of our best growing seasons in recent memory, we still have at least 3 more months left to grow. Learn what you need to be doing in your garden now to make the most of your efforts: successive plantings, row covers, fall crops, cover crops, planting onion seeds for next year, and more.
All seminars are free and held at Moana Nursery, 1190 W. Moana Lane, in our Landscape and DesignCenterunless otherwise stated. Seminars begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last one hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early, as seating is limited to 60 and is first come, first served. Visit www.moananursery.com or call (775) 825-0600 for more information.