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I have scheduled a Producer meeting for Monday, May 9, from 1 PM to 3 PM. Please contact your local extension office for access to compressed video for the meeting. I do not have the room designated yet in the Las Vegas office but will notify you when I do.

Agenda

· Farmers Market Update: Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Downtown, Fresh 52 Tivoli Location, and others.

· Clark County Health Department: What are we looking for when we inspect?

· First Producer Tour Comments and Planning the Second Producer Tour

· Lincoln County Coop Update

· Other items not on the agenda

Robert Ll. Morris

Horticulture Specialist and Associate Professor

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Southern Area

8505 Paradise Road, Ste. 100

Las Vegas, NV 89123

Main Number 1-702-222-3130

Facsimile 1-702-222-3100

Direct Line 1-702-257-5509
Cellular 1-702-630-5173
Orchard 1-702-278-1867

Dice Tomoates: April 25, 2011 Tour Of Bruce Nielson’s Greenhouses

I have arranged for a tour of Bruce Nielson’s greenhouses on Monday, April 25 from 9 am to noon. I will be leaving from the Extension office at 8 am on that Monday if people want to car pool. Directions for getting to Bruce’s greenhouses:

·         Take I-15 south to the Jean exit (Jean airport aka 161) and turn right

·         Follow the road and it splits; one goes to Goodsprings (right) and the other to Sandy Valley; take the Sandy Valley (left) fork.

·         You will follow this road (14 ½ miles from here to Bruce’s greenhouses) to Sandy Valley where it turns into Kingston Rd.  You will see his greenhouses in the bottom of the valley about halfway into Sandy Valley and looking slightly to your left.

·         Bruce is actually on the California side of the valley. Turn left on Brookmore and travel about 1 ½ miles to his greenhouses.

 See you there and bring your cameras. 

Robert Ll. Morris
Horticulture Specialist and Associate Professor
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Southern Area
8505 Paradise Road, Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Main Number 1-702-222-3130
Facsimile 1-702-222-3100
Direct Line 1-702-257-5509
Cellular 1-702-630-5173
Orchard 1-702-278-1867

Healthy Parks Healthy People US National Park Service Director Announces Healthy Foods Strategy (Business Wire)

April 10, 2011

Published: Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:25 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis has announced a major new service-wide Healthy Foods Strategy, to provide healthy food options to all national park visitors. Jarvis made the announcement as part of this week’s Healthy Parks Healthy […]

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Southern Nevada Producers Plan to Grow Together

March 8, 2011

An informal meeting of the Southern Nevada producers from Las Vegas, Logandale, Pahrump and Caliente was held on Monday March 7th, 2011 at 1:00pm. Those in the Las Vegas area gathered at the Lifelong Learning Center at 8050 Paradise Road, while attendees in other locations were connected via a video link. After Horticulture Specialist Bob […]

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