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May Arboretum offers horticulture training for volunteers


washoe-300x294-8125338-1800393WASHOE COUNTY PARKS NEWS RELEASE – On March 4 learn how you can help care for Washoe County’s arboretum and public gardens from the roots up when the Wilbur D. May Arboretum offers a series of horticulture training classes for volunteers during the month of March.

Classes will cover a variety of volunteer activities from plant and soil care to proper pruning. The first class is at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4 and classes are scheduled for every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning during the month of March. For the complete class schedule, visit www.washoecountyparks.com. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!

What: May Arboretum Volunteer Training Course

When: First class at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4; classes scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning in March

Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

Contact: Horticulturist Bill Carlos at 775-785-4153, Volunteer Coordinator Denise Evans at 775-785-4512 x107

Details: View the complete class schedule online or visit www.washoecountyparks.com. Space is limited so please call to reserve your seat.

The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a living museum and active educational resource, illustrating how plant life adapts and survives in the rugged climate between the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin. The Arboretum was created in 1982 with funding from the Wilbur D. May Foundation. The Arboretum enjoys continued support from the Wilbur D. May Foundation, members of the May Arboretum Society and the community at large.

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