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Ten classes cover all of the basics of gardening and plant life at the May Arboretum.
Media Release
For Immediate Release

PR 15-019

Reno, Nevada. Feb. 2, 2015. 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 an array of volunteer activities from plant and soil care to proper pruning. A variety of local experts will present, and hands on activities are included. The first class is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, and classes continue every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until March 24. 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: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Tuesday, March 3; classes scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through March 24.

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.

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 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.