Grow Your Own, Nevada!
What is the Grow Your Own, Nevada! program?
Grow Your Own, Nevada! is a state-wide University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) program designed to help people all around the state discover the secrets to gardening in our high-desert climate through eight classes, delivered weekly in the fall, spring and summer.
Program participants will learn basic horticultural principles that apply to growing all kinds of plants, tried and true methods from a variety of experienced gardeners and about new and alternative methods developed for growing on a small scale.
Through this program, UNCE seeks to meet Nevada’s demands for more homeowner information on basic horticultural practices and to alleviate concerns about food safety and self-sufficiency. The program also feeds off of the desire to buy and eat local, an important movement for Nevadans residing in food deserts.
The Grow Your Own, Nevada! program is an offering of UNCE’s Tomorrow’s Table initiative which seeks to assist Nevadans new to horticulture or agriculture or who are interested in diversifying their current farming and ranching activities.
Other Tomorrow’s Table programs include the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers and Great Ideas From Growers programs.
Current Grow Your Own, Nevada! Programs:
- Spring 2013: The next Grow Your Own, Nevada! program will be held Wednesdays, April 3 through May 22 from 6-8 p.m. at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices statewide. The Reno class flyer and registration form is available online.
- 4/3: Seeds vs. Starts: Planning and Planting Your Garden
- 4/10: Insects and Other Garden Pests
- 4/17: Efficient Irrigation for the Home Vegetable Garden
- 4/24: Gardening in Nevada’s Soils: a Hero’s Journey
- 5/1: Nutrients and Fertilizers for Your Vegetables
- 5/8: Edible Herbs and Flowers
- 5/15: Berries and Brambles
- 5/22: Selecting Fruit Tree Varieties