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Grow Your Own, Nevada Reusable Tote Bag

$5.00 for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$6.00 with shipping to your address

These “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” reusable tote bags are perfect for carrying your garden books, notes and other class supplies to Cooperative Extension and home again. Made of quality 6-ounce cotton sheeting, fold your tote flat for easy storage. The 24″ handles make carrying simple, swing it as you walk or throw it over your shoulder.


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Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West, A professional and do-it-yourself guide

Editor: Dr. Heidi Kratsch

ISBN: 978-0-87421-789-6

$25.00 for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$30.00 with shipping to your address

This working manual provides complete information on the technical aspects of designing, building, and maintaining waterwise landscapes in the Mountain West. Written particularly for professionals, including landscape designers, architects, contractors, and maintenance and irrigation specialists, it has an attractive, well-illustrated, user-friendly format that will make it useful as well to DIY homeowners and to educators, plant retailers, extension agents, and many others.

The manual is organized according to landscape principles that are adapted to the climate of the intermountain region. Beginning with planning and design, the topical principles proceed through soil preparation, appropriate plant selection, practicalities of turfgrass, use of mulch, and irrigation planning, winding up with landscape maintenance. Designed for onsite, handy use, the book is illustrated with color images of landscapes, plants, and materials. Tables, charts, diagrams, landscape plans, plant lists, checklists, and other graphic resources are scattered throughout the manual, which is written in an accessible but information-rich style.

Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West answers, more comprehensively than any other single book, the need for professional information that addresses both growing awareness of the necessity for water conservation and the desire for beautiful, healthy yards and properties.


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Nevada Pesticide Applicator Manual and Workbook

$15.00 for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$20.00 with shipping to your address

Available online:

National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual
Nevada Pesticide Applicator’s Certification Workbook

For more information on Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training program, or to download these materials for free, visit our website.


Eventbrite - Book Purchase: Evaluating Alternative Low-Water-Use Crops

Evaluating Alternative Low-Water-Use Crops for the Great Basin

Authors: Carol Bishop, Kynda Curtis, Staci Emm

Free for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$5.00 with shipping to your address

Curriculum Materials-10-03

In the western United States, hydrological cycles have changed considerably in the last 50 years. This is largely due to anthropogenic intervention (i.e. human involvement) and research predicts water supplies will reach a crisis stage (Barnett et al., 2008). As populations in western states increase, urban and commercial water demand increases competition for available supplies for agricultural uses (Diaz and Anderson, 1995). Water is an increasingly scarce commodity in the West, and as more water is diverted from agricultural use to residential and industrial purposes, producers in the Great Basin are facing the challenge of sustaining the economic viability of their enterprises with less water.

Table of Contents

    • Preface- i
    • Module 1- Introduction and Water Issues- 1
    • Module 2- Agronomics of Alternative Crops- 15
    • Module 3- Market Opportunities for Alternative Crops- 33
    • Module 4- Selecting Alternative Crops- 51
    • Module 5- Assistance in Implementing Alternative Crops- 69
    • References- 77


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USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 revision

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$20.00 with shipping to your address

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 revision

This full-color, spiral-bound book includes five guides:

  • Guide 1: Principles of Home Canning
  • Guide 2: Selecting, Preparing and Canning Fruit and Fruit Products
  • Guide 3: Selecting, Preparing and Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
  • Guide 4: Selecting Preparing and Canning Vegetables and Vegetable Products
  • Guide 5: Preparing and Canning Poultry, Red Meats and Seafood


home landscapeEventbrite - Book Purchase: Home Landscaping Guide for Lake Tahoe and Vicinity

Home Landscaping Guide for Lake Tahoe and Vicinity

Written by: John Cobourn, Bill Carlos, John Christopherson, Sue Donaldson, Wayne Johnson, Richard Post, JoAnne Skelly and Ed Smith.

Edited by: Ella Chavez, Alice Good, Ed Spoon and Claudene Wharton

$5.00 for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$8.00 with shipping to your address

Sponsored by: Backyard Conservation Program of Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Tahoe Resource Conservation District and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region; California Tahoe Conservancy; Incline Village General Improvement District, Waste Not; Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition; Nevada Division of Environmental Protection; Nevada Division of State Lands, Lake Tahoe Licence Plate Program; Tahoe Regional Planning Agency; University of California Cooperative Extension; and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Educational Bulletin-06-01. Also available FREE online as a PDF.