UNLV students recently took home first and second place at the Reynolds’ Cup Tri-State competition. It’s a contest where business and engineering students work together on inventions, and it’s the first time UNLV has ever won.
We are now looking at two to three months of triple-digit temperatures so trees and flowers will be facing particular stress. What can we do to keep our gardens blooming through the worst of the summer? Our experts will be here to offer their advice in this cruelest of all gardening times.
With the revival of downtown, two Las Vegans want to bring a new farmers market to an old bus terminal near Fremont Street. Kerry Clasby, known as the Intuitive Forager and Cheryl MacPherson, a local beverage executive plan to open the market in February in the city owned terminal near the shuttered Lady Luck Casino.
Governor Brian Sandoval is proposing a 33% cut to the state budget, which means state institutions like the University of Nevada, Reno, have to make cuts. The university may make a 72% cut to its cooperative extension program, which does everything ranging from teaching citizens how to garden, to teaching new mothers about breastfeeding and childhood obesity.
Norm Schilling is enjoying the Almond blossoms on his trees and
thinking about plants that need extra care to thrive. You can read more about the status of our bee
population in the current edition of Desert Companion.