2021 Green Industry Training Certification List

We are proud to introduce a fresh batch of budding horticulturists that have taken and passed the Green Industry Training “Nursery Worker Certification”! While this year’s series was delivered entirely online, it still provided the same foundational horticulture knowledge that included integrated pest management, best pruning practices, insect identification, and …

QWEL September 2020: Socially Distanced and Water Efficient

Previous Next Another batch of water efficient professionals are ready to help make sure you’re irrigating effectively.  Head over to QWEL.net to take a look at a full listing of professionals in your area! *This list will be updated as online student irrigation audits are submitted and reviewed* Organizations this …

University of Nevada, Reno Extension Announces 2020 Green Industry Training Certification Recipients

This year’s Green Industry Training has wrapped up, and we are proud to present the newest crop of green industry professionals. This certification provides a wide breadth of horticultural knowledge tailored to Northern Nevada, and covers topics ranging from pruning practices to pest management, soils, noxious weeds, and everything in …

Cooperative Extension Announces QWEL Certification Recipients

The spring 2019 QWEL certification exam results are in! Congratulations to our certified QWEL pros. Businesses and organizations participating in the QWEL program include: Heirloom Gardens City of Reno Moana Nursery Wickham Landscaping Truckee Meadows Water Authority Cory’s Lawn Service QM Corp QWEL Certified Pros: Alyssa Buchanan Asa Kennedy Chuck …

Cooperative Extension Announces 2019 Green Industry Training Certification Recipients

The 2019 Green Industry Training certification exam results are in and show our local green industry professionals employed in lawn and landscape, tree care, garden center and grounds and park maintenance industries are qualified to provide Nevadans with nursery and landscape services. Businesses and organizations participating in one or all of …

Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension and other University programs

Do you know what University of Nevada Cooperative Extension does in your community? I find in my daily work that many people don’t know what Cooperative Extension is, or that there are Cooperative Extension offices in every county in the state. Cooperative Extension puts University research to work in in …

Cooperative Extension Announces 2018 Green Industry Training Certification Recipients

The 2018 Green Industry Training certification exam results are in and show our local green industry professionals employed in lawn and landscape, tree care, and grounds and park maintenance industries are qualified to provide Nevadans with nursery and landscape services. Businesses and organizations participating in one or all of the 2018 …

What do Master Gardeners do anyway?

By Jenn Fisher, Washoe County Master Gardener Program Assistant   If you have chatted with a Master Gardener volunteer, you know their passion for gardening and vast horticulture knowledge. Maybe your friend is a Master Gardener, or your grandma was one, and her garden was spectacular, or your neighbor is …

Get ideas for your own home garden at Master Gardener tour

As we go through our increasingly hectic lives, we often forget to pause throughout the day, enjoy our beautiful landscapes and reap the benefits of edible gardens. I don’t have space to create a garden, but I incorporate house plants and herbs into my humble abode to enjoy what nature …

Nevada Network Conference to Address Evacuation Planning

On March 27 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, aka The Network, will host their third annual conference. The Network is an organization dedicated to helping Nevada communities reduce their wildfire threat. They have selected “safe and effective evacuation” as this …