Calendar of Events

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There are a lot of opportunities to learn about gardening here in Nevada! Below is a calendar of some of those events. To view only official University of Nevada Cooperative Extension events, use the filter drop down box and select the category “UNCE Events.”

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Feb
1
Thu
2018
Green Industry Training @ UNCE Cooperative Extension
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm
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Cost- and Time-Efficient Education

Green Industry Training is a series of entry-level classes in topics important to the green industry. Participants can enroll in individual classes at a cost of $15 per class, or they can enroll in the entire course for a discounted cost of $80.

Companies enrolling 2-5 employees for the full course receive $10 off per student. The discount increases to $15 off per student when 6+ employees from the company are registered.

Fees include course materials, certificates of attendance, refreshments and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Pesticide Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Course fees also support Green Industry Continuing Education Series classes, which are held year-round as needed.

Classes are taught by Cooperative Extension and Nevada Department of Agriculture staff and local industry professionals, and are held at the Cooperative Extension office in Reno, 4955 Energy Way, just off Rock Boulevard.

Class Schedule:

  • 2/1: Plant Disease Basics*^ Shouhua Wang, Nevada Department of Agriculture
  • 2/6: Pruning Landscape Plants* with Leslie Lyles, Stewardship Horticultural
  • 2/8: IPM & Pesticide Safety*^ with Melody Hefner, Cooperative Extension
  • 2/13: Soils, Potting Mixes & Fertilizers* with Heidi Kratsch, Cooperative Extension
  • 2/15: Sustainable Turfgrass Management*^ with Wendy Hanson Mazet, Cooperative Extension
  • 2/20: Landscape Water Management* with Heidi Kratsch, Cooperative Extension
  • 2/22: Insect Identification*^ Jeff Knight, Nevada Department of Agriculture
  • 2/27: Noxious Weeds & Weed Law^ with Sean Gephart, NDA
  • 3/1: Green Industry Training Exam (optional)

* ISA CEUs have been requested for this class.
^ Pesticide Applicator CEUs have been requested for this class.

Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Melody Hefner at 775-336-0247 or hefnerm@unce.unr.edu at least three days prior to the scheduled class.

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Apr
3
Tue
2018
Grow Your Own, Nevada! @ UNCE Cooperative Extension
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm
Grow Your Own, Nevada! @ UNCE Cooperative Extension | Reno | Nevada | United States
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Learn the secrets of high desert gardening
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
April 3 – April 26

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering eight “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes 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.

 

Topics to be announced.

Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Melody Hefner at 775-336-0247 or hefnerm@unce.unr.edu at least three days prior to the scheduled class.

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