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Protecting Our Precious Soil

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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This has been a very wet winter for northern Nevada. While we need the water, our soils need some thoughtful

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Top 5 Composting Mistakes

Most of us are aware of the importance of “garden gold” for improving Nevada’s soils. But, how successful have you

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Turn Golden Fall Leaves into Garden Gold with Composting

Ashley Andrews
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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
Expertise: Community Outreach, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Editing, Event Planning/Management, Marketing, Newsletters, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, Public Speaking, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Storytelling, Survey Design, Web Content, WordPress, Writing

Website: www.ashleynickole.com
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Fall garden clean-up is underway, but before you kick yard waste to the curb, consider composting. Composting breaks down living

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Autumn Landscape To Dos

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy Hanson Mazet

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
Wendy Hanson Mazet

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The Sierras are topped with snow, and the valley floor has received some much needed rain. While many vegetable gardens

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The Ecosystem of Compost Piles

Ashley Andrews
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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
Expertise: Community Outreach, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Editing, Event Planning/Management, Marketing, Newsletters, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, Public Speaking, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Storytelling, Survey Design, Web Content, WordPress, Writing

Website: www.ashleynickole.com
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By Joy Paterson, Extension Educator and Ashley Andrews, Horticulture Assistant If you have been keeping a compost pile, you have

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Soil is Alive

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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Soil is the foundation of our landscapes. Without good soil, plants won’t grow and thrive. Good soil has a mixture

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Gardening in Nevada’s Soils

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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Gardening in Nevada can be quite a challenge. Temperature extremes, drought and other factors can make any gardener begin to

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It’s Soil, Not Dirt!

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

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One of my pet peeves is when people refer to soil as “dirt.”  Soil is not dirt; it is not

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