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Southwestern Deserts

October, 2003
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Desert Green Conference
The Seventh annual Las Vegas area conference entitled "Drought in the Desert: Doomsday or Opportunity?" will include a career day for students on Friday, Nov. 7. Seminar topics will include designing for drought, irrigation systems, pesticide training, golf and sports turf management, and other topics. The conference will be held November 6-8 at the Henderson Convention Center. It's sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Nevada horticultural groups. Registration is $150 for three days or $95 for one day. For a registration packet, call (800) 645-9794. For more information, contact M.L Robinson, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, (702) 257-5529, robinsonm@UNCE.unr.edu.

Recipes

Scented Geraniums in the Kitchen
Leaves and flowers of scented geraniums are edible and can be used like herbs in a variety of ways to enhance recipes. Depending on the flavor of the dried leaves, they can make either a soothing or an invigorating cup of tea. Place fresh rose or lemon-scented leaves in the bottom of a cake pan, pour batter over them and bake as usual. Freeze leaves in ice cubes to flavor cool drinks. Add some leaves to a sugar bowl to add a subtle fragrance. Use the sugar to sweeten tea. The flowers also are edible. Toss a few into salads for a festive addition.

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