Red apple and orange carrots with leafy tops sitting on a white table.

tomatoes and peppers in bowlLearn the secrets of high desert gardening

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes in spring and four classes in fall statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food.

“Anyone can become a better gardener by attending these classes,” Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch said. “From the beginner to the advanced gardener, everyone can benefit from a Grow Your Own, Nevada! class.”

The workshops will provide gardeners and those interested in growing healthy foods with a “back-to-the-basics” guide to great harvests in Nevada.

Fall Program Class Topics:

  • Sept. 11: Saving Seeds from Your Garden by Heidi Kratsch
  • Sept. 18: Amending Your Soil: Composting and Fertilizer Basics by Melody Hefner
  • Sept. 25: Cover Crops for the Home Gardener by Heidi Kratsch
  • Oct. 2: Tips on Selecting Fruit Tree and Berry Varieties by Wendy Hanson Mazet

Spring 2019 Program Class Topics (TBD)

Spring 2019 Program Locations (TBD):

Classes are held live in Reno and via interactive video to Cooperative Extension offices statewide.

  • Battle Mountain: 815 N. 2nd St., 775-635-5565
  • Carson: 2621 Northgate Ln # 15, 775-887-2252
  • Caliente: 360 Lincoln St., 775-726-3109
  • Elko: 701 Walnut St., 775-738-7291
  • Ely: 950 Campton St., 775-293-6599
  • Eureka: 701 S. Main St., 775-237-5326
  • Fallon: 111 Sheckler Rd., 775-423-5121
  • Hawthorne: 314 5th St., 775-945-3444
  • Logandale: 1897 N. Moapa Valley Blvd., 702-397-2604
  • Lovelock: 810 6th St., 775-273-2923
  • *Reno: 4955 Energy Way, 775-784-4848
  • Winnemucca: 1085 Fairgrounds Rd., 775-623-6304
  • Yerington: 504 S. Main Street, 775-463-6541

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Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Jenn Fisher at 775-336-0249 or at least three days prior to the scheduled class.

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  1. […] “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” is a program offered to the public by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE). Besides Reno, the program is presented at numerous other UNCE offices around the state. […]

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