Adobe Reboot: Winter 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

By Master Gardener Liz Morrow After over 30 years, a high school friend, Robin, and I reconnected via Facebook earlier this year. A few phone calls later, the years didn’t seem to matter and we quickly caught up. Robin had recently suffered a serious injury and had reconstructive surgery on …

Words from Wendy: Winter 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

Aww autumn… for most of the Great Basin area, the warm vegetable gardening season is over. Uncovered or unprotected tender crops froze the last week of September, bringing to a close this very busy year of insect and lawn diseases calls. I will admit, I don’t mind that it is …

Dogs and Your Backyard: Fall 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

by UNCE Master Gardener Volunteer Vicki Jewell Dogs give us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love, faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the “best deal man has ever made” (Roger …

Swing Set Makeover: Fall 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

by UNCE Master Gardener Volunteer Liz Morrow When my longtime friend, Donna, called me and asked if I could give her some advice on how to turn the swing set in her back yard into a planter, my first thought was paint it a bright, bold color like I’d seen …

Home Lawn Herbicides and Dogs: Fall 2013 Master Gardener Newseltter

When my dogs were alive, I avoided using herbicides in my yard. While chemical labels state safe reentry times after application, I just never felt comfortable about it. Recently an article came across my desk about herbicides being detected in the urine of pet dogs following home lawn herbicide application. …

Words from Wendy: Fall 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

Summer is here and so is its heat! Temperatures hit the 90’s and gardens went into full swing in May. Since then, we’ve had a wonderful growing season with gardens full of busy bees and an incredible amount of clients in the county offices! Heidi’s spring Microscopy Principles class for …

Aquaponics Quiz: Summer 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

by Ashley Andrews Current UNCE Master Gardener Volunteers may answer the following questions taken from Heidi’s “Aquaponics” article to receive one hour of continuing education credit towards Master Gardener certification or recertification. [EXPAND Quiz] [/EXPAND]

Aquaponics: Summer 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

A new style of vegetable gardening is becoming popular in many parts of the country called aquaponic gardening. Aquaponic gardening is growing vegetables and fruits in a soilless environment using the waste water from fish tanks as a nutrient source. Your harvest can include both vegetables and fish, providing a …

Sue’s Promotion, Award and Layoff: Summer 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

This spring, our very own Sue Donaldson was promoted to the rank of full professor by the University’s president, Marc Johnson! She also received the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s (NDEP) Wendell McCurry Excellence in Water Quality Award. Sue, a UNR doctorate alumnus, has led numerous water quality education programs …