Washoe County Announcement

May Arboretum offers horticulture training for volunteers
Series of classes covers all of the basics of gardening and plant life.

Media Release
For Immediate Release
www.washoecountyparks.com

Contact: Denise Evans
DEvans@washoecounty.us
775.785.4512 x107

arboretum signReno, Nevada. March 16, 2017. Learn everything you need to know and much more to become a volunteer at Washoe County’s arboretum and public gardens when the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden offers a series of horticulture training classes for volunteers.

Classes will cover an array of volunteer activities from soil to plant care and proper pruning. A variety of local experts will present, and hands on activities are included. The first class is from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, April 4 and classes continue every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ending Tuesday, April 25. For the complete class schedule and fee information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com. Space is limited to 30 people, so reserve your seat today.

What: May Arboretum Volunteer Training Course

When: 9 a.m. to noon starting Tuesday, April 4: classes scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ending April 25

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

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Denise Evans at (775) 785-4512 x107; Bill Carlos 775-785-4153.

Details: $25 per person for the entire series. Visit www.washoecountyparks.com for the complete class schedule. Space is limited to 30 people and preregistration is required.

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 is located in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park and is operated and managed by Washoe County through its Community Services Department. The Arboretum benefits by continued support from the Wilbur D. May Foundation, members of the May Arboretum Society and the community at large.

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