Gertrude’s Garden Growing Strong: A Photo Essay by Christy Chamberlain

In the Winter 2011 edition of the Master Gardener Newsletter, Master Gardener Christy Chamberlain detailed her experiences being a part of the Douglas County Master Gardener volunteer force which helped revitalize Gertrude Dangberg’s once-prizewinning flower garden. Below are some of her gorgeous photos which illustrate the effect of Master Gardener volunteers on the Dangberg …

A Young Person’s Perspective On Attracting The Next Growers

Ryan Knauer, a grower at Gro’n Sell, is adamant about high school horticulture programs as a gateway for our industry to introduce itself to young people. Still, as Knauer writes, high school hort programs need to be overhauled to truly attract the next growers. –Read more at Greenhouse Grower’s website.

Youth Garden Grant: The Home Depot Garden Club

NGA is delighted to announce that The Home Depot Garden Club continues as the Youth Garden Grants (YGG) sponsor. In its 29-year history, the YGG program has helped more than 1.3 million youngsters by supporting youth gardening programs. Thanks to the generosity of The Home Depot Garden Club, 5 winners will receive …

UNCE’s Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages Provides Living With Fire Instruction

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages curriculum provides valuable information for Nevadans about wildfires. Check out Module 4: Living With Fire on the curriculum page. There you can download and watch two PowerPoint presentations: Lesson 1: Understanding and Reducing the Threat and Lesson 2: When …

Caughlin Fire Resources for Local Farmers/Ranchers/Livestock Owners

In the Spanish Springs area, Marie can take any livestock: 240-9002. Evacuated cattle or horses can be taken to Tuff Luck Ranch at 175 River Road in Dayton: Beth Gee at 691-6096. Franktown Meadows in Washoe Valley (near Bowers Mansion) accepting any animals for free: 849-1600. You can also take …

Burpee Home Gardens offers “I Can Grow” Youth Garden Award

In Spring 2012, five grand-prize winners will be awarded up to 500 vegetable and herb plants, including the Burpee BOOST collection; 5 gallons of Daniels Plant Food plus one hose-end sprayer; and a Flip Video camera to document the garden’s progress throughout the year. The top two entries will also …

Update on Wolf Pack Meats Rezoning

Wolf Pack Meats can’t catch a break. With its uncertain financial future on the table (see “On the chopping block,” Oct. 20), the organization has another obstacle to face–– the potential loss of nearby agricultural land. The packed conference room in the Nevada Department of Agriculture building in Sparks displayed, …

Girl Scouts Can Now Earn Locavore Patch

Dust off your old sash, because you could be eligible for the Girl Scout “locavore” merit badge. (It means you only eat the cookies that your neighbor’s kid sells, right?) Here’s how you earn your locavore badge: Explore the benefits and challenges of going local Find your local food sources …

Wolfpack Meats is featured in a Reno News & Review article “On the chopping block”

The production of local food is beneficial for the health of humans and the planet— but it also keeps money cycling within the local economy. With the future of Wolf Pack Meats at stake, more than just carnivorous consumers will be hurt if it closes. Read the article at Reno …