The gardeners who run the "Orchard," a pet project of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, grow everything from peach trees to grape vines there. Now, they're trying something new: raising bees.
Here in Southern Nevada, you could say the desert is a barren wasteland where nothing grows. Wrong! Some folks say you can grow orchards in the desert and they're here to prove it! Three master gardeners tell us the secrets to backyard gardens: growing in 120-degree weather, planting tomatoes in an apartment, and how they're getting children and low-income seniors to grow their own food.
The state's organics department nearly got the chopping block this year, until farmers and food lovers got angry. How are organic farms faring here, and why are there so few in Southern Nevada? We talk to Nevada farmers on Friday at 9 a.m.
Angela O'Callaghan offers some words of wisdom on choosing seeds for your garden.
If you'd like more information on growing vegetables in Southern Nevada, you may attend her class, "Growing in Small Places" which takes place on February 27.
Every week one our desert gardeners provides expert advice on making your desert garden bloom. They'll take you to some of their favorite landscapes in Las Vegas and introduce you to horticultural experts working in Southern Nevada.