UNR Extension to offer gardening workshops

University of Nevada, Reno Extension and their certified Master Gardeners are holding a variety of online “Gardening in Small Places” workshops throughout the spring for Southern Nevada gardeners.

Classes cover vegetable gardening, composting and solving gardening problems.

“Spring is the perfect time to work on your gardening skills,” said Extension Program Officer Elaine Fagin. “These workshops provide the perfect opportunity to learn about growing and then put them into practice.”
Details on the workshops include:

Feb. 20, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Vegetable Gardening Zoom Class. This workshop is geared to help the beginning gardener, returning gardener, gardeners from outside the desert or current gardeners that just want a little refresher, learn how to be successful growing their own food in the Mojave Desert. Registration is $10.

March 20, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Composting Zoom Class. If you think you can’t compost in the Mojave Desert, or if you’ve tried to compost in the desert and haven’t been successful, join our compost class. If you eat fruits and vegetables and throw any parts of them away, you have the makings of compost. Let Angela O’Callaghan, Extension associate professor and social horticulture specialist, show you. Registration is $10.

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Extension office to offer free online gardening courses from Feb. 3 to March 11

Lance Ellis, EastIdahoNews.com columnist

ST. ANTHONY — The University of Idaho extension campus announced they are bringing a taste of spring to the cold winter months with free online gardening classes offered every Wednesday and Thursday from Feb. 3 to March 11.

Participants can register online to learn about everything from backyard greenhouse design to basic vegetable gardening methods to successful composting methods.

“These classes are for everyone and anyone, all levels of gardening experience,” said University of Idaho extension educator, and EastIdahoNews.com columnist Lance Ellis. “I have found with our housing boom over the last five years that there are a lot of people from out of state who are trying to garden, but are struggling and not having the success that they would like. These classes would be great for them as well as a seasoned gardener.”

For those only able to attend one or two classes, the free registration and flexible schedule provides an adaptable learning experience.

“Participants sign up just once and that allows them to attend any of the gardening classes they want, even if they change their minds at the last minute,” Ellis said. “Obviously, if they don’t want to attend some of the

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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Extension of Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer

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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. (the “Company” or “Wheeler”) (NASDAQ: WHLR) announced today it is extending its previously announced “Modified Dutch Auction” tender offer for its outstanding Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series D Shares”) to 11:59 P.M., Eastern Standard Time, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and is increasing the value of Series D Shares purchased from $19 million to $20 million.

Except as set forth herein, the complete terms and conditions of the tender offer remain the same as set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated December 23, 2020, and the related Letter of Transmittal.

As of 11:59 pm on January 25, 2021, the original expiration date for the tender offer, 1,522,755 Series D Shares had been validly tendered.

The Information Agent for the tender offer is Equiniti (US) Services LLC, and the Depositary is Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

Copies of the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal have previously been mailed to holders of the Company’s Series D Shares. Additional copies of the Offer to Purchase, the related Letter

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Extension Spotlight: Healthy gardening | Home And Garden

Part of my responsibilities as an OSU Extension horticulture agent is to teach Douglas County Master Gardener volunteers the art and science of sustainable gardening.

When we garden or landscape sustainably, we adopt a low input style of gardening that strives to reconnect our landscapes to nature.

This physical reconnection with nature means that we want our property to provide all the ecological services that the native land once provided. Services like habitat for wildlife which includes insects, food sources for pollinators, natural water absorbing surfaces that feed ground water, allowing leaves and other organic waste to be recycled on our property to enhance the soil, and layers of vegetation in our landscape that approximate the original biomass of our forests to clean air and cool our cities.

Sustainable gardening teaches us to move away from gardening practices that do not provide these necessary ecological services. Strive to stop fighting all insects with pesticides, use native plants that require less irrigation and provide habitat and food for our native birds and insects, reduce the amount of chemical fertilizers that often create too much vigor and can pollute waterways, recycle garden waste by composting, and minimize the use of high input

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Gardening Education Series Classes Now Open for Enrollment | Cat

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County is proud to announce that it is joining with other Rutgers Cooperative Extensions to offer the Gardening Education Series in 2021. The virtual education series will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from February 3 through May 12. This series will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about horticulture and plant identification. 

The 2021 program is open to residents of Cape May County. No prior experience is necessary. The program consists of 15 online sessions delivered by content specialists and 5 prerecorded webinars, plus additional elective content. Virtual classroom instruction will run February 3rd – May 12th, Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Additional weekly open classroom discussions will be scheduled and run by the Program Coordinator to enable review and discussion of content at a local, smaller group level. Courses cover the following topics: botany, soils, plant nutrition and fertilizers, composting, entomology, plant pathology and diagnostics, woody ornamentals and trees, conifers and broadleaf evergreens, pruning, herbaceous plants, turf and weed management, growing tree and small fruits, vegetables, integrated pest management, storm water management on home grounds, animal damage and wildlife control, pesticide safety

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Extension offers January gardening tips | News

CENTREVILLE — After almost an entire year of quarantining, it is a great time to pause and reflect on last year’s gardening success and failures.

The University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener program offers the following tips to help get your mind and garden ready for the upcoming growing season.

Do not handle hairy poison ivy vines wrapped around trees. Be aware that the offending oil of poison ivy — urushiol — is active and can produce symptoms during any time of the year.

Also, be very careful not to bring firewood into the house with poison ivy vines attached

Check your trees — especially evergreens — for bagworms. Remove and destroy any that you find.

Heavy snow and ice loads can damage shrubs. Using an upward motion, gently sweep snow loads off shrubs to prevent breakage.

However, oftentimes bent or weighed down branches will spring back after the snow and ice melts.

In preparing for the upcoming planting season, order fruit plants from mail-order companies in January and February for early spring planting.

Decide on a good site for a new vegetable garden— one that is sunny, level and has access to water.

Make a garden plan and put

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