Master Gardener Program Advisory Council (MG PAC) Update: Summer 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

by The MG PAC UNCE’s 72% budget cut goes into full effect on July 1, 2013. We’ve already begun to feel the symptoms of the cuts, and it’s about to get a whole lot worse. As UNR employees, UNCE faculty and staff cannot advocate for UNCE or the MG program …

A Reading Recommendation: Summer 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

by Judi Kleidon Well, from time to time we have had folks recommend various books for Master Gardeners to enjoy. I’ve spent plenty of time in the office going through various books in the library while waiting for folks to come in or call. That time has provided me with …

Words from Wendy: Summer 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

Welcome to April, everyone! Spring is officially here, by the calendar and by our gardens. I always find it amazing how spring comes so fast. You wake up one morning, and instead of silence, you hear birds chipping away. In our gardens, the bulbs start to emerge, and soon there …

Word Search: Immortality– In the Garden! Spring 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

Find the following words used in JoAnne’s “Immortality—In the Garden” article published in this newsletter to receive 1 hour of continuing education credit! Submit your completed word search to Ashley via email (andrewsa@unce.unr.edu), fax (775-784-4881) or snail mail (UNCE, 4955 Energy Way, Reno, NV 89502) to receive credit for one …

Heidi Receives NLA Award! Spring 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

by Ashley Andrews Our very own Heidi Kratsch, UNCE’s Western Area Horticulture Specialist, was chosen by the Nevada Landscape Association (NLA) to receive their 2012 Education/Research Award! The NLA, a local membership organization for landscape and nursery professionals, honors one association member per year with this award. The honoree must …

Tomatoes! Spring 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

by Joseph Bernardo   At the 2012 Master Gardener Plant Faire Extravaganza, I bought five Hybrid Early Girl tomato plants. I planted each one in a different planter or location. I planted one in the ground the old fashion way. I dug a large hole, about nine inches deep, and …

A Nation Sown by Gardeners: Spring 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

‘Founding Gardeners’ By Andrea Wulf Reviewed by Bel Mills George Washington was an obsessive gardener; Thomas Jefferson, a stealthy seed smuggler; and John Adams, so taken with manure, he once examined a pile of it while on a diplomatic excursion in Europe. These are just some of the amusing revelations …

Words from Wendy: Spring 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2013. I am an optimist (I am a northern Nevada gardener, after all!) and, while others may find the number 13 unlucky, I hope this year will be one of happy, lucky surprises. As we begin 2013, I need your help to show our …