Northern Area Horticulture

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  • Ashley Andrews, Horticulture Communications Assistant

Ashley is Cooperative Extension’s Washoe County Horticulture Communications Assistant. She provides promotional, event management and administrative support for horticulture programs such as Green Industry Training; Green Industry Continuing Education Series; Grow Your Own, Nevada!; and the Master Gardener Program.

Ashley also provides administrative support for Northern Area/Washoe County Natural Resources programs like the Lake Tahoe Best Management Practices Basic and Refresher workshops.

Ashley’s Contact information:

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

Email: andrewsa@unce.unr.edu

Ph: (775) 336-0231, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881

  • Heidi Kratsch, Western 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

  • JoAnne Skelly, Extension Educator: 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 is an active leader in many of our programs, including the Carson City Community Garden, Carson River Watershed Education Program, Living With Fire, Urban Horticulture Education and Youth Development.

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:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Carson City/Storey County Office
2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 15
Carson City, NV 89706

Email: skellyj@unce.unr.edu

Ph: (775) 887-2252
Fax: (775) 887-2065

  • 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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