Cooperative Extension’s ‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return in September

For immediate release: Aug. 14, 2014 Cooperative Extension’s ‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return in September Classes to focus on caring for landscapes, lawns and gardens in the Nevada desert RENO, Nev. — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present six “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at eight locations across …

Michael’s Apples Releases August 2014 Fruit Tree Care Newsletter

SUBMITTED NEWSLETTER:   HONEY- Paradise Honey Ranch (that’s me http://www.michaelsapples.com ). I will start harvesting the honey crop in late August. I will again have 1, 2, and 3 lb jars for $8, $15, and $22 after Labor Day. I am taking orders now for large containers: 5 lb jug for …

Forest Service Responds to the Presidential Memorandum – Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

SUBMITTED RELEASE: Forest Service Washington Office 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250 File Code: 2200/2600 Date: July 31, 2014 Subject: Presidential Memorandum – Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators To: Regional Foresters, Station Directors, Area Director, IITF Director, Deputy Chiefs and WO Directors …

Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

SUBMITTED RELEASE: The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 20, 2014 Presidential Memorandum — Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health …

Michael’s Apples Releases May 2014 Fruit Tree Care and Gardening Newsletter

SUBMITTED NEWSLETTER: I have a good fruit set on my Reno apples and plums, strawberries are blooming, everything is looking great as long the weather holds…. Here’s the newsletter: MAY 2014 FRUIT TREE CARE AND GARDENING NEWSLETTER May is the time to thin fruit, monitor and spray for pests, and …

USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises

SUBMITTED RELEASE: USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises Historic Investment Will Support Entire Local Food Supply Chain WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is making a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems, including food hubs, farmers …

Living With Drought Quiz: Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

Master Gardeners: To receive one hour of continuing education credit, answer these questions about the Living With Drought article published in the Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter. Check your answers against the key on page 3 and enter your hour of continuing education online. Then, submit your completed quiz to …

Join the Club: Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

by Judi Kleidon A couple of years ago, Heidi Kratsch started us on a journey to appreciate native plants. She started a Native Plants Club, and, as an enthusiast, has led us on an adventure of propagating and growing native plants. To appreciate native plants you need to understand that …

You Know You’re Addicted to Gardening When… : Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

author unknown, submitted by Walt Kiser Your neighbors recognize you in your pajamas, rubber clogs and a cup of coffee. You grab other people’s banana peels, coffee grinds, apple cores, etc. for your compost pile. You have to wash your hair to get your fingernails clean. All your neighbors come …

Stewards of the Vegetable Garden

by Liz Morrow If you grow vegetables, you’ve been there. That time when you have so much zucchini, you can’t keep up with eating it… OR shredding it… OR freezing it… OR sharing it… you’ve even gone as far as to throw zucchinis inside vehicles whose windows are down. In …