University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has several home horticulture programs: Grow Your Own, Nevada!, the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, and Gardening in Nevada, a Bartley Ranch Series. These programs are geared towards Nevada home gardeners from growing food to ornamental landscaping.

 

 

Grow Your Own, Nevada! was created to offer education to Nevada gardeners interested in growing their own food. This is the only statewide class series, taught live in Reno and video-conferenced to other sites in Nevada. Instructors include Cooperative Extension faculty and staff, Master Gardener volunteers and experts from the community. Classes are held twice a year in spring and fall. To register for the next series, check out the Grow Your Own, Nevada! page.

 

master gardener logoThe Master Gardener volunteer program staff offer a series of classes for up to 25 volunteers yearly who learn the finer points of gardening in order to help the general public in the horticulture office and at local events. The horticulture office at the Washoe County Cooperative Extension office on Energy Way in Reno is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays and the hours vary depending on the time of the year. Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Master Gardener volunteers can answer your general gardening and landscaping questions, diagnose plants and identify plants and insects from your landscape.

 

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Master Gardener Volunteer Pamela Van Hoozer presents at last year’s Gardening in Nevada. Van Hoozer returns again this year to discuss gardening with heirlooms. Photo by Bill Kositzky.

Gardening in Nevada, a Bartley Ranch Series is a partnership between Cooperative Extension, Washoe County, and Washoe County Parks and Open Space. Eight, free gardening classes are offered each year to the public at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Classes are taught by Cooperative Extension faculty and staff, Master Gardener volunteers and experts from the community.