Conserve Water in the Landscape with TMWA’s “Quick Checklist on Outdoor Water Use

Quick Check List on Outdoor Water Use I have water-efficient landscaping. I use a broom or blower to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps. I don’t let water flow down the driveway while washing my car. I let my children play in the sprinklers only on my assigned days. I water my …

Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee

Women play a significant role in agriculture and in Farm Bureau. The most recent Census of Agriculture found that the number of women serving as principal operators of farms and ranches in the United States had increased over the past 20 years. In 2007, 13.9 percent of farms and ranches …

Interesting Local Food News Articles

Local foods movement in full swing across region: As a local foods movement is blossoming in Northern Nevada, many producers are doing their own research. Doubletree Ranch owners John and Carol Shank and SunScience, a Reno manufacturer, are experimenting with solar power to warm a greenhouse and grow vegetables. “We’ve …

We Can Fund That! USDA Grants Help the Local Food Movement Grow

“The local food movement really took off with most folks selling direct through farmers markets and CSAs, and that’s great,” says Slama, “and yet 97 percent of the food consumed in America goes through the wholesale markets. So if we’re really going to create new markets for family farmers and …

The Great Sunset Western Garden Book Giveaway

To win one of fifty free copies of The Sunset Western Garden book, head over to the Sunset website and tell them in 75 words or less about your experiences as a Western gardener. Sunset editors will select winners of the contest based on the entry’s creativity, clairy and sincerity.

Must-Read News Articles: Urban Farming, Local Food

Urban farming gets a boost The San Diego City Council has opted to whip out the Miracle-Gro for urban farms, voting this week on myriad changes that allow residents to raise goats and chickens on their property, while enabling groups to grow crops on vacant lots in commercial zones without …

Local 4-H’ers Learn about Organically Grown Coffee at Blind Dog Coffee in Gardnerville

NEWS RELEASE Youths from Mason Valley’s 4-H Homeschool Program visited Blind Dog Coffee on December 2 in Gardnerville. Mark Berry, owner of Blind Dog Coffee, accepted an invitation from the youths to visit his factory for a tour of his operation, and the youths making the trip learned about organic …

UNCE Master Gardener Continuing Education Opportunity

Current University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners may complete the below “Taking Care of Residential Trees after Wildfire” quiz to receive one hour of continuing education credit towards Master Gardener certification or recertification. The quiz is based on JoAnne Skelly’s “Taking Care of Residential Trees after Wildfire” article which was published …