What’s blooming now?

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Jenn Fisher

Spring is often referred to as the season of transformation and renewal. Temperatures rise, rainy days begin and flowers appear, signaling gardeners to spring out of their winter funks and begin working their gardens. As you are out in the garden this spring, don’t forget to take some time to bask in the beauty of…

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Get ready in case of heavy rain or flood events this winter

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

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by Ashley Andrews, communications specialist   This time of year is my favorite; I love how autumn-colored leaves drift gently down from above. For me, it is easy to get lost in the beauty of the seasons changing around us, summer to fall and fall to winter. It is important to keep my senses about…

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Preventing Spring Weeding Chores

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
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By Melody Hefner, Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator As much as I like to garden, by fall I’m grateful for the freezing nights and the reduced garden chores. During a session of garden clean-up, I remembered that it was time to start thinking about a fall preeemergence herbicide application to reduce the weeds…

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Season Extension Techniques Are the Secret to Fall and Winter Gardens

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
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The first hard freeze of the year is behind us, so you may not be thinking of extending the season because your vegetable garden has already turned from vibrant green to black. For example, I have friends who picked the last of their tomatoes to prepare for and now have wilted and withered plants in…

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Growing Great Gardeners through Successful School Gardens

Pamela Van Hoozer
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School garden success is like anything else in life: it takes an understanding of how to grow people, plants and resources. To start a school garden, you will need a good site, great planning and communication, access to community resources, common sense, committed and motivated people, school support and enthusiastic children!   You will need…

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University of Nevada, Reno Drought Expertise Resource List

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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
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Compiled by Claudene Wharton, whartonc@unce.unr.edu. EXPERTISE RELATED TO DROUGHT   UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO :   Name: Douglas P. Boyle Title: Nevada State Climatologist, Associate Professor of Water Resources and Climate Change Organization: University of Nevada, Reno, College of Science, Nevada State Climate Office Phone: 775-784-1723 Email: douglasb@unr.edu Website: www.climate.unr.edu Expertise: Drought, water supply, climate…

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Cooperative Extension experts offer free gardening classes Tuesday evenings

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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
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For immediate release: Feb. 4, 2014 Cooperative Extension experts offer free gardening classes Tuesday evenings University teams up with Washoe Parks and Bartley Ranch RENO, Nev. – Gardening in Nevada can be challenging. Before digging in this spring, you can get some free advice from the experts – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and their…

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UNCE Releases Master Gardener Plant Sale Plant List

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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
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About the Sale On Saturday, May 18 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Hungry Mother Organics will sell thousands of organically grown annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and shrubs as a fund-raiser for the UNCE Master Gardener program. The plant sale will be held at UNR’s Valley Road Greenhouse Complex,…

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Why Eat Local?

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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
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The purported benefits of eating locally produced foods are many: Eating local is good for local economies, supporting local growers and allowing those growers to hang on to a greater proportion of their food dollar that would otherwise be spent on processing, packaging, refrigeration and transportation of their product. Eating food that is grown locally…

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Shift Your Diet From Global to Local!

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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
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Take the Local Food Pledge! Have 10% of your diet come from local sources. Here are some tips on how to help shift your global diet to a local one: Patronize restaurants and grocers that source locally: shop at the Great Basin Community Food Coop for vegetables, meat, and seed from local growers and ranchers,…

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