Heidi Kratsch, Northern Area Horticulture Specialist

Heidi is Cooperative Extension’s Northern Area Horticulture Specialist. Her interests and expertise are in urban horticulture, water-efficient and native plant landscaping and sustainable plant production.

She is the program coordinator for many of Cooperative Extension’s horticulture trainings, including Green Industry Training; Green Industry Continuing Education Series; and Grow Your Own, Nevada!.

Heidi has written many publications for Cooperative Extension and for Utah State University. Her book, Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West: A Professional and Do-It-Yourself Guide is available for sale in our office.

Heidi’s Contact information:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northern Area/Washoe County Office
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Email: kratschh@unce.unr.edu

Ph: (775) 336-0251, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881

 

Wendy Hanson Mazet, Horticulturist

Wendy, a Certified Arborist, is the Northern Area/Washoe County Horticulturist. She has expertise in horticulture, arboriculture, noxious weeds, and vegetable and low water use gardening.

As Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Wendy leads many volunteer horticulture programs including the Northern Nevada Master Gardener Program, Advanced Master Gardener Training Program, Advanced Master Gardener Greenhouse Program and Annual Master Gardener Plant Faire Extravaganza.

She also offers basic and advanced horticulture classes to arborists, green industry professionals and the general public. One of her most well-known programs is the Gardening in Nevada: Bartley Ranch Series, which offers free gardening classes at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno every February and March.

Wendy’s Contact information:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northern Area/Washoe County Office
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Email: hansonw@unce.unr.edu

Ph: (775) 336-0246, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881

 

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Jenn Fisher, Commercial Horticulture Program Coordinator

Jenn markets and coordinates the commerical industry horticulture programs including Green Industry Training, Green Industry Continuing Education Series (GICES) as well as the Grow Your Own, Nevada! series.

Jenn’s Contact information:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northern Area/Washoe County Office
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Email: fisherj@unce.unr.edu
Ph: (775) 336-0249, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881

 

portrait of Melody HefnerMelody Hefner, Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator

Melody coordinates the Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety programs in Nevada.

Melody’s Contact information:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northern Area/Washoe County Office
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Email: hefnerm@unce.unr.edu
Ph: (775) 336-0247, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881

 

JoAnne Skelly, Ameritas Faculty: Carson City/Storey County

JoAnne’s passions include uban horticulture, integrated pest management, sustainable landscape design and landscape maintenance. She received her B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and her M.S. in Natural Resource Management from UNR.

She has authored many Cooperative Extension publications. Additionally, she is a frequent contributor to the Nevada Appeal and the Reno Gazette-Journal. An archive of all of her newspaper articles from 2008 to present is available to read online for free.

JoAnne’s Contact information:

Email: skellyj@unce.unr.edu