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Clover Clips is a monthly newsletter for 4-H members, leaders, family members and others in Washoe County. Issues cover various 4-H programs throughout the region with emphases in science, engineering and technology, healthy lifestyles and citizenship.

Editor: Sam Mitchell

Contact: (775) 784-4848

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Inside January 2017 issue:

  • Recognizing 4-H Volunteer Success
  • NJLS Deadlines in Douglas Co.
  • Learn to Reduce the Radon Health Risk
  • 4-H Recognition Night at the Reno Big Horns Game
  • Speaking With Confidence
  • 4-H Ambassador Program Returns
  • First Horse Clinic of 2017
  • Recognizing 4-H Volunteer Success
  • Fabric and Rummage Sale Drop-off Site Changes
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside February 2017 issue:

  • Refresher for 4-H Name and Emblem Use
  • Scholarships for Douglas Co. High School 4-H Seniors
  • Quality Assurance Workshop
  • Washoe 4-H Livestock Weigh-In
  • Quality Assurance Workshop
  • Fabric and Rummage Sale is Here
  • Douglas County NJLS Weigh-in
  • Portfolio Workshop for Douglas Co.
  • 4-H Camp Meet and Greet
  • First 4-H Mounted Horse Clini for 2017
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside March 2017 issue:

  • Washoe County 4-H Small Animal Show
  • Carson City/Story County 4H Leader Refresher Training
  • Camp Applications Now Available
  • Carson City/Storey County 4-H Council Scholarships Applications
  • Douglas NJLS Weigh-in Reminder
  • Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp
  • High Rollers Jackpot Livestock Show Coming to Fallon in May
  • Nevada Agricultural Foundation Offers Education Assistance
  • Nevada Youth Range Camp Accepting Applications
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside April 2017 issue:

  • Life-Ling Benefits of 4-H Membership
  • Washoe County 4-H Livestock Shoe
  • Bunnies in Bloom for Spring
  • Horse Clinic at RLEC Pavilion
  • 4-H Horse Showmanship Clinic
  • Important 4-H Summer Camp Dates
  • Carson/Storey Clubs are Called to Action for National Day of Service
  • Capital City Farm Days Almost Here
  • High Rollers Jackpot Livestock show in May
  • 4-H National Youth Science Day: Incredible Wearables

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Inside May 2017 issue:

  • 4-H Environmental Science and Alternative Energy Programs
  • Rabbit and Cavy Outdoor Show
  • 4-H Summer Camp Registration
  • "Strike it Rich: 4-H Summer Horse Series Returns
  • Washoe 4-H Horse Events in May
  • Nevada Junior Livestock Show
  • Nevada Outdoor Experience
  • State 4-H livestock Judging, Quiz Bowl and Skillathon
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Certification
  • Environmental Science/Alt. Energy

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Inside June 2017 issue:

  • Plant and Animal Science are Part of 4-H STEM Agriculture
  • Jumping Horses in June
  • Time is running out for 4-H Shooting Sports Certification
  • Carson City Community Rabbit Show
  • Carson City 4-H Day Camp Returns
  • Cowboy Up at Reno Rodeo Kids' Day
  • S.I.R. Copper Show is Here
  • 4-H Camp Update for June
  • 4-H Plant and Animal Science
  • Montana Natural Resources Team Camp
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside January 2016 issue:

  • 4-H Provides a Training Roadmap to Positive Youth Development
  • Leave Your Horse at Home
  • STEM Career Investigation Program Applications Available
  • Speaking With Confidence
  • Livestock Deadlines Approaching for NJLS
  • Community Club Demonstrations and Community Service Night
  • Coming Soon: Carson City/Storey County Fabulous 4-H Fabric and Rummage Sale
  • Celebrate the 2014-2015 4-H Year at Awards Night
  • Learn How to Reduce the Radon Health Risk
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside February 2016 issue:

  • Volunteerism for the Next Generation
  • Nevada 4-H Team Places at Western National Roundup
  • Washoe Co. Tagging and Weigh-in
  • Portfolio Workshop for Douglas Co.
  • Comstock Hot Shots Plan Shoots
  • Two Quality Assurance Trainings for 2016 NJLS
  • Arrowhead Livestock Club Sets Weigh-in Date for Livestock
  • First Mounted Horse Clinic
  • Scholarships for Douglas Co. High School 4-H Seniors
  • National 4-H Conference in April
  • 2016 Small Animal Show
  • Douglas Co. Tags and Weigh-in for NJLS
  • 25th Annual Tack Sale at RLEC
  • 4-H Fabric and Rummage Sale is Here
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside March 2016 issue:

  • Creating the Vision for 4-H Volunteers
  • Financial Assistance for Future Agriculture Students
  • Show and QA Clinic Reminders
  • Daylight Savings Time Starts
  • Babysitting Certification Class Returns to Carson City
  • Washoe County Expanding Dog Program
  • Diamonds in the Rough
  • Douglas County NJLS Weigh-in
  • Community Club Demonstrations and Community Service Night
  • Jump at the 4-H Horse Clinic
  • Lyon Co. Leaders Council Scholarship
  • Lyon County Junior Livestock Show Scheduled for May 1
  • Western Area 4-H Camp is Coming
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside April 2016 issue:

  • Establishing Consesnsus Around Volunteers
  • Comstock Hot Shots Begin Spring Season
  • Northern Area/Western 4-H Camp Dates
  • 2016 Capital Farm Days
  • 4-H Clover Campaign
  • 4-H Horse Events
  • 4-H Dog Skillathon
  • Livestock Show
  • Douglas Co. 4-H Community Club Day
  • Text, Talk, Act for Mental Health
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside May 2016 issue:

  • Waluing and Achieveing Diversity in Volunteer Management
  • Once Upon a Camp at Lake Tahoe
  • Nevada Junior Livestock Show
  • Science in the Park this Summer
  • National Bike Month in May
  • 4-H Shooting Sports State Match Date Set
  • Charitable Events and Community Service
  • Nevada State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and Skillathon
  • Gardening Club Starting in Washoe County
  • Improve Your Show Skills at Mock Clinic
  • Valuing and Addressing Diversity
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside June 2016 issue:

  • Removing Barriers for Volunteers
  • 4-H Camper/Parent Orientations in June
  • Practice and Polish at Sagebrush Horse Show
  • Join 4-H are Reno Rodeo Kids' Day
  • Help Sponsor "Strike it Rich"
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside July 2016 issue:

  • Recruiting Volunteers: Far-Reaching and Also Personal
  • Strike it Rich Starts with Copper
  • New Clubs in Washoe County
  • SSYLS Deadline
  • Fernley Paws and Claws
  • Carson City UNCE Hosts Its First 4-H Day Camp
  • Two Local 4-H Youth Participate in Pony Express Ride
  • Future Engineers Think Outside the Box
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside August 2016 issue:

  • Engagement of Potential 4-H Volunteers
  • The Rabbits are Coming
  • Strike it Rich Turns to Silver
  • Storey County 4-H Shooting Sports County Qualifier
  • Washoe Fall Festival in Ocotber
  • "Once Upon a Camp" Service Learning Project Collects Over 600 Books
  • Nevada Day Parade Float
  • Portfolio Workshop for Douglas Co.
  • Silver State Youth Livestock Show in Yerington This Month
  • Washoe Count Offers Invitational Horse Judging and Skillathon Contest
  • State Shooting Sports Match
  • Weather Watchers Wanted
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside September 2016 issue:

  • Volunteer Education: Orienting and Welcoming 4-H Volunteers
  • Carson City/ Storey County Preps for Upcoming National 4-H Week
  • Nevada Radon Poster Contest
  • Painting with Miss Rosie
  • Carson City/Storey County 4-H First Ever Day Camp a Success
  • Douglas County 4-H Sign-up Night
  • Bring the Family to Field Day
  • 2017 4-H Youth in Action Awards
  • Strike it Rich with Gold Show
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute
  • 4-H Events Calendar

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Inside October 2016 issue:

  • Education of 4-H Volunteers: Adults as Learners
  • October 4-H Horse Events
  • Douglas Co. T-Shirt Orders
  • Douglas County 4-H Award's Night
  • Portfolio and Record Books Due
  • National 4-H Week and National Youth Science Experiment
  • Fabulous 4-H Cook Lovers Cooking Club is Back!"
  • Washoe Float for Nevada Day
  • Fall Rabbit and Cavy Show
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute
  • 4-H Events Calendar

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Inside November 2016 issue:

  • Supporting the 4-H Volunteer Life-Cycle
  • Carson City / Storey County 4-H Celebrates 2015-2016 4-H Year
  • Douglas Co. Community Club Night
  • 4-H Pet Treats Fundraiser
  • 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
  • Reno Rodeo Foundation Scholarships
  • Washoe Co. 4-H Leader Nominations
  • Still Openings for Citizenship and Leadership Washington Focus
  • Volunteer life-cycle
  • Fall Rabbit and Cavy Show
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute
  • 4-H Events Calendar

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Inside December 2016 issue:

  • Sustainability of 4-H Volunteer Efforts = Delegation
  • Carson 4-H Council Preps for Fabulous Fabric and Rummage Sale Fundraiser
  • 4-H Pet Treats Fundraiser Top Sellers Announced
  • Plan for Pet Treat Order Pick Up
  • Washoe County 4-H Horse Program Year-end Awards
  • Washoe 4-H Year End Awards
  • Be a Nevada 4-H Delegare at National 4-H Conference
  • Carson Target Ripper Offers More 4-H Shooting Disciplines
  • Celebrate Nevada's 4-H Youth at Reno Bighorns 4-H Night
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute
  • 4-H Events Calendar

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Inside January 2015 issue:

  • 4-H Is A Trusted Source For Healthy Living Education
  • Speaking With Confidence
  • No Horse of Course for Clinic
  • National 4-H Conference
  • Healthy Living Means No Drug Abuse
  • National Youth Summit on Healthy Living
  • World of 7 Billion Video Contest
  • Portfolio Workshop for Douglas County 4-H Members and Parents
  • NJLS Livestock Deadlines Approaching
  • It's Coming, The Fabulous Fabric and Rummage Sale 4-H Fund Raiser
  • Douglas Co. Club Demonstrations and Community Service Night
  • Lets' All Celebrate Awards
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside February 2015 issue:

  • Positive Youth Development – Why it is Important
  • Scholarships for Douglas 4-H Seniors
  • Annual Tack Sale Coming Soon
  • UNR Scholarships Available
  • Time for the Fabulous 4-H Fabric Sale
  • Time to Order NJLS Tags in Douglas Co.
  • Official County Weigh-ins for NJLS
  • QA Workshop in Washoe County
  • Washoe County Small Animal Show
  • Project Youth Extension Service (YES!) Internship Program
  • Become a 4-H Sewing Clover
  • Bringing a Smile to UNCE YDP
  • Be the Judge at Washoe Horse Clinic
  • 4-H GROWN - Connect with 4-H Alumni
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside March 2015 issue:

  • Targeting Life Skills In 4-H
  • Art of Horse Showmanship Clinic
  • Goat Tying in Palamino Valley
  • American Rabbit Breeders Association Show in Douglas
  • Popular Babysitting Certification Returning to Carson City In April
  • Candidates Sought for 2015 Nevada Beef Ambassador
  • "Think Smart Ride Smart" at March Clinic
  • Two Scholarships for Douglas County High School 4-H Seniors
  • Financial Assistance for Future Agriculture Students
  • High-powered Rocketry Club
  • Northern Area/ Western 4-H Camp Meet and Greet
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside April 2015 issue:

  • Adult-Youth Partnerships Essential to Youth Leadership Skills
  • Reno Rodeo Scholarships
  • Douglas 4-H Community Club Day
  • Western Counties 4-H Summer Camp
  • NQHA at Ironwood Events Center
  • Washoe 4-H Leaders' Council
  • Babysitting Class Almost Here
  • Washoe County Livestock Show
  • 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship
  • Capital City Farm Days Are Here
  • Storey County Celebrates Children
  • National 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Leadership Institute 2015
  • Diamonds in the Rough
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside May 2015 issue:

  • Understanding Ages and Stages of Youth Development
  • Warm-up Horse Show at UNR Arena
  • 4-H Campers Go Into the Wild
  • 4-H Camp Teen Counselor Positions
  • Silver State Silver Paws Recruiting
  • Lifeguards Wanted
  • Nevada Youth Range Camp
  • Rabbits and Cavy Show at Rancho San Rafael Park
  • Nevada Junior Livestock Show
  • Sheep and Goat Clinic in Elko
  • Record Book Clinic Series in Reno
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside June 2015 issue:

  • Positive Youth Development Empowerment of Others
  • Informational Meetings for 2015 4-H Summer Camp
  • Come to Reno Rodeo Kids Day
  • Have an Adventure in Montana
  • Bouncing Bunnies Host June Rabbit & Cavy Show
  • Nevada Fair 2015 on its Way
  • 4-H Comstock Hot Shots Set Dates for June Shoots
  • Strike It Rich Show Series Returns
  • Record Book Clinic Series Continues
  • 4-H Reno Rocket Club Launch Day
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside July 2015 issue:

  • Practicing Youth-Adult Partnerships
  • Get Out of Town
  • 4-H'ers Prepare For State 4-H Shooting Sports Match
  • Fall 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training and Certification
  • National Youth Summit Series
  • Get Ready: 4-H Camp is Almost Here
  • Copper Show Kicks Off Series
  • July Record Book Clinic in Washoe
  • Make Time for Nevada Fair 2015
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside August 2015 issue:

  • Motivation and Encouragement Lead to Positive Youth Development
  • Portfolio Workshop for Douglas County Members and Parents
  • Nevada 4-H Shooting Sports Match
  • National 4-H Shooting Sports Workshop
  • Field Day 2015 Date Set
  • National 4-H Shooting Sports Joins NSSF's Project ChildSafe®
  • Series Continues with Silver Show
  • 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification and Training
  • August Record Book Clinic
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside September 2015 issue:

  • Appreciating Diversity in 4-H Youth Development Programs
  • CABNR/UNCE Field Day
  • 2015 National Youth Science Day
  • Looking For Mentors!
  • One Last Time to Strike It Rich
  • Nevada Day parade
  • Washoe Record Book Due Date
  • Don't Miss Your Spot, Sign Up
  • Douglas County Portfolio Workshop
  • 2015 Shooting Sports Match
  • Rodeo Foundation Scholarships Offered
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside October 2015 issue:

  • Long Research Road Leads to the 5 C's of Positive Youth Development
  • Poster Contest for Radon
  • Text, Talk, Act for Mental Health
  • 4-H Fall Small Animal Show
  • 4-H Forum Invite from Idaho
  • Join the Nevada Day Parade
  • Douglas Welcomes All to Fall Ball
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside November 2015 issue:

  • 4-H Community Service and Service Learning
  • 4-H Pet Treats Fund Raiser!
  • Comstock Hot Shots Begins 4-H Year
  • 4-H Fall Small Animal Show
  • Great Turn-out for Nevada 4-H Shooting Sports State Match
  • Washoe Leader Nominations
  • Douglas Community Club Night
  • Explore the Culture of Ghana with 4-H
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside December 2015 issue:

  • Essential and Critical Elements of Positive Youth Development
  • 4-H Pet Treats Fund Raiser Results
  • Apply for Rodeo Foundation Scholarships
  • World of 7 Billion Video Contest
  • Washoe County 4-H Year End Awards
  • National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
  • Still Openings for Citizenship and Leadership Washington Focus
  • Western Region Leaders' Forum In Fairbanks, AK
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside January 2014 issue:

  • Successful 4-H Meetings Prepare Members for Democracy
  • The First-EVER White House Student Film Festival
  • Calling All Goat People
  • Clean Out Your Storage Spaces
  • Community Service Opportunity
  • NJLS Dairy Goat Show Approved
  • Speaking With Confidence
  • Start Horseless this New Year
  • Honoring Clubs, Members and Leaders
  • Get Community Service Hours
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside February 2014 issue:

  • Incorporating the National 4-H Missions at the Local Level
  • More for Your Horse of Course
  • Portfolio Workshop for Douglas County
  • Comstock Hot Shots Range Dates Set
  • Douglas County Scholarships Available
  • Capital City Farm Days 2014
  • It's Reining Inside in Fallon
  • Rabbit/Cavy Show in Gardnerville
  • Find Fun in the 4-H Adventure Club
  • National 4-H Shooting Sports Leader/Trainer Workshops
  • Local Youth Fare Well at Western Roundup
  • Tag Orders and Weigh-ins for NJLS
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside March 2014 issue:

  • Learning Citizenship at the National and Local Levels
  • 2014 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational
  • March Horse Clinic at RLEC
  • Western Area 4-H Camp Meet and Greet
  • Youth Open Rabbit and Cavy Show
  • NAF Education Assistance Awards
  • Video Makers Wanted: NO BULL
  • Sesquicentennial Fair in Carson City
  • State 4-H Livestock Contests
  • Carson City/Storey County 4-H Offers Babysitting Certification
  • 4-H Horse Club Returns to Carson City/Storey County
  • Pershing County has Field Day
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside April 2014 issue:

  • 4-H Healthy Living Can Begin With Your Local Club
  • Calling All Young Chefs
  • State Livestock Contests in Fallon
  • Judging Contest in Twin Falls
  • Quality Assurance Training for NJLS
  • Camp Applications Available in May
  • A Chance to Learn Outdoor Skills
  • Learn to Pack for Back Country
  • Discover Your Future in June
  • Bunnies in Bloom in Reno
  • Diamonds in Lemmon Valley
  • Washoe 4-H Livestock Show in April
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside May 2014 issue:

  • 4-H Promotes STEM Science
  • Send Kids to Camp Cosmos
  • Elko Organizing for 4-H Congress
  • Discover Your Future Coming Soon
  • Storey County Hosts State 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training
  • Warm-up Horse Show in Hidden Valley
  • Nevada Junior Livestock Show
  • Silver State Livestock Show and Expo
  • Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair
  • How Can Youth Make a Difference?
  • Babysitting Class In Early June
  • Beyond Gardening in Minden
  • Horse Club Seeks Members
  • National 4-H Shooting Sports
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside June 2014 issue:

  • Combine 4-H and President's Challenge for Healthy Living
  • Mosey in to Reno Rodeo Kids Day
  • Last Douglas Portfolio Workshop
  • 4-H Camp Cosmos Orientations
  • Nevada 4-H Horse Club Members Offered Chance to "Strike It Rich"
  • Still Time to Enroll in Babysitting Class
  • Matt McKinney Named Nevada 4-H 2014 Ag Volunteer Leader of the Year
  • Don't Forget to Discover Your Future
  • National Youth Summit Series
  • Horse Clinic Focuses on the Fair
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside July 2014 issue:

  • 4-H Programs are Planning for the Nation's Future
  • Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair NV150
  • Discover Copper in Spanish Springs
  • Shooting Sports Leader Training
  • Washoe County 4-H Looking for a Few Good. . . Ambassadors
  • National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational
  • State 4-H Shooting Sports Match
  • Humboldt Co. 4-H Horse Show
  • Silver State Youth Livestock Show
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside August 2014 issue:

  • Understanding the Framework of 4-H Citizenship
  • Creative License for Nevada Agriculture
  • Time to Strike It Rich, Again
  • Here Kitty, Kitty!
  • Storey Shooting Sports Qualifier
  • Douglas Co. Portfolio Workshop
  • Silver State Youth Livestock Show
  • Animal Therapy Community Service
  • State Shooting Sports Match
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside September 2014 issue:

  • 4-H National Youth Science Day
  • Portfolio and Record Books Due
  • USDA: Mentorships in Ag Policy
  • Patriots Day and Day of Service
  • Livestock Project? There's an App for That
  • One Last Time to Strike It Rich
  • Record Books Due in Washoe
  • 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl and Skilathon
  • Carson City/Storey County 4-H Hosts NYSD Experiment
  • Introducing "It's My Community Store" and Amazon Smile!
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside October 2014 issue:

  • Citizenship Vital Part of 4-H Youth Development
  • Teen Leaders Program Call for Applications
  • Portfolio and Record Books Due
  • Douglas County Award's Night Party
  • 4-H Fall Family Costume Ball
  • Autumn Antics Show Coming Soon
  • Washoe Leader Nominations
  • Poultry Added to Rabbit and Cavy Show
  • Rockets to the Rescue for NYSD
  • Record Books Due in Washoe Co.
  • Fall 4-H Shooting Sports Training
  • Youth and Families with Promise(YFP) Looking For Adult Mentors
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside November 2014 issue:

  • The Four Principles of 4-H Healthy Living
  • Community Club Night
  • Help Out Reno Rodeo Denim Drive
  • 4-H Pet Treats Fund Raiser
  • Ho, Ho, Ho It's Off to Garden We Go
  • Rabbits and Cavy and Poultry, Oh My!
  • Clean Out That Attic or Basement
  • Project Youth Extension Service (YES) Internship Program
  • Sign up for Washington Focus
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside December 2014 issue:

  • 4-H Focuses on Citizenship and Leadership
  • 4 Paws Welcomes New Leader
  • Reno Rodeo Denim Drive
  • Time To Turn in Portfolios/Record Books
  • Pet Treat Winners Named, Orders Ready
  • College Age Students / Program Assistants Needed in D.C.
  • Kick Off Holiday Season
  • Washoe 4-H Year-End Awards
  • Washoe County 4-H Horse Program Year-end Awards
  • Your 4-H Mission Minute

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Inside January 2013 issue:

  • Leaders Help 4-H Youth Set and Manage Project Goals
  • Share the Love in Las Vegas
  • Speaking With Confidence
  • Livestock Clinic & Washoe County 4-H Year-end Awards
  • Livestock and Meat Pen Rabbit Deadlines Approaching for NJLS
  • 2013 Capital Days
  • Emergency Overnight Kits Needed
  • Fabulous Fabric and Rummage Sale
  • Start Horseless this New Year
  • 4-H Sewing Projects in February
  • Be Red Cross Ready, Learn Dog and Cat First Aid and CPR
  • Groundhog Sees Small Animal Show
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside February 2013 issue:

  • We are All Part of a 4-H Nation
  • Spring 4-H Sewing Project Cancelled
  • We're Dancin' an Irish Jig
  • 4-H Fabric & Rummage Sale Is Here
  • Babysitting Certification Class Returns to Carson City
  • State 4-H Shooting Sports Spring Leader Training & Certification
  • Douglas County 4-H Livestock Weigh-in for NJLS
  • Scholarships for Seniors
  • Portfolio/Record Book Workshop
  • Washoe Tagging & Weigh-in
  • Twice the Horse in February
  • American Youth Leadership Program with Samoa
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside March 2013 issue:

  • How to Join the Revolution of Responsibility
  • Get Your Irish Up!
  • 4-H Pet Treat Fundraiser Winners!
  • Livestock Judging in Lovelock
  • Regional Science Fair!
  • March Hares, Rabbits and Cavies
  • Horseless Clinic in March
  • State 4-H Judging/Skillathon
  • Camp LEAFS Activities Training
  • 4-H Million Trees Project Continues
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside April 2013 issue:

  • Reminding Ourselves That Character Counts
  • Washoe and NJLS Deadline Near
  • Two 4-H Horse Shows in April
  • Learn About Nevada Agriculture
  • Storey County Hosts 4-H Shooting Sports Training and Certification
  • Poultry Project Car Wash
  • Babysitting Certification Class Returning to Carson City 4-H
  • Help Feed Hungry Children
  • Camp Applications Just a Month Away
  • Silver State Youth Livestock Show Being Planned in Yerington
  • Quality Assurance Class Offered
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside May 2013 issue:

  • The Club is Where the Process Begins
  • Come See the Livestock
  • Camp in the Heart of the Golden West
  • Fling Your Horse into Spring
  • Six Graduation Scholarships Granted
  • CA North Sectional4H/FFA Horse Expo
  • Washoe County 4-H Clubs Want YOU
  • Cloverbuds Potluck BBQ and Gardening Day!
  • Bouncing Bunnies Club Hosts Show
  • Poultry, Potluck and Deviled Eggs
  • Beyond Gardening Meet at Dangberg Ranch
  • What You Can Do to Keep Your Mobile Device Safe
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside June 2013 issue:

  • 4-H Global Strategy: Grow a Better Future by Investing in Today's Youth
  • Have Fun at Summer ReRuns
  • Douglas Portfolio Workshop
  • Western Area 4-H Camp Camper/Parent Orientations
  • Carson Clubs Host Community Shows
  • Come Join the "Kid's Day" Fun
  • Silver State Youth Livestock Show and Expo in Yerington
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside July 2013 issue:

  • 4-H: Across the Country and In Your Community
  • Carson City Seaching For A Needle In A Haystack
  • Every Dog's Day is Coming
  • Championshiop 4-H Horse Show Coming Soon
  • Lyon County Fair & Rodeo 4-H Dog Show
  • Get ready for 4-H Maps & Apps
  • Sewing Club Starting in Washoe County
  • Silver State Youth Livestock Show and Expo Reminder
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside August 2013 issue:

  • 4-H Community Service is All Part of the Pledge
  • Comstock Hot Shots Qualifier
  • Fall Shooting Sports Leader Training
  • Las Vegas Hosts 2013 State 4-H Shooting Sports Match
  • National Level Training in Oregon
  • Carson City/Storey County 4-H Readies for Science Experiment
  • Clover Clips Looks at Online
  • Epic Return of Summer Reruns
  • High Sierra Riders 4-H Club Sponsor Ride to Benefit Children's Hospital
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside September 2013 issue:

  • Five Sure Fire Ingredients for a Successful 4-H Project Club
  • Autumn Antics Show Coming Soon
  • Horse Judging in Washoe Valley
  • Make Tracks for Trail Trials
  • Mountain Mustangs Show
  • There is Still Time for Record Books
  • Soap for Hope Helps Families
  • One If By Land, Two If By Email
  • Don't Miss Your Spot In Douglas Co.
  • National 4-H Council Names New CEO
  • Mandatory Portfolio and Record Books
  • Silver Sage Focuses on Leadership
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside October 2013 issue:

  • 4-H Provides Positive Youth Development Around the World
  • Getting Ready for the 4-H Experiment
  • New Washoe County Record Book Date
  • Douglas County Award's Night Party
  • Portfolio and Record Books Due
  • 4-H Fall Family Costume Ball
  • Helping the Homeless with Shoeboxes
  • Help Put Together a Scrapbooking Club
  • Fifth Annual Rabbit and Cavy Show
  • Middle School 4-H'ers Invited to National Conference
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside November 2013 issue:

  • 4-H So Much More Than Livestock
  • Washoe County All-Leaders Meeting
  • National Council Adult Program Assistant Positions
  • Carson City/Storey County 4-H Invites Members to March in Parade of Lights
  • Storey County's New Comstock Explorers
  • Slip In To Carson City's New 4-H Club
  • "Caged Critters" Begins November 19
  • 4-H Pet Treats Fund Raiser!
  • Regional WRLF in Billings, MT
  • Community Service Opportunity
  • Douglas Community Club Night
  • 4-H Day at UNR Football Game
  • Washoe Leader Nominations
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Inside December 2013 issue:

  • 4-H Celebrates Its 111th Birthday
  • Fundraiser Winners Announced
  • Parade of Lights and Pizza Party
  • Washoe Horse Awards at Pine
  • Carson City/Storey County Portfolios Due in December
  • Mark the Date for Carson City/Storey County Awards
  • Your Chance to be 4-H Strong
  • Honor Your Leaders and Those Who Support 4-H
  • Washoe County 4-H Year-end Awards
  • Internship Opportunities Available
  • Radon Education Programs offered in January
  • Your STEM* Minute

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Master Gardener Newsletter

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Master Gardener Newsletter is a bimonthly newsletter aimed towards Master Gardeners who have completed the program as well as those interested in enrolling into the intensive horticulture training course. Master Gardeners are committed to improving themselves, their community and their environment by participating in public horticulture education activities. The Master Gardener Newsletter is produced by horticulture specialists of the Washoe County Cooperative Extension office.

Editor: Ashley Andrews

Contact: (775) 336-0231

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Inside Spring 2014 issue:

  • Words From Wendy
  • Container Gardening on a Dime
  • My Favorite Gardening Tool
  • The Accidental and Thrifty Garden
  • Teaching Plants and Growing Gardens
  • Reno's First Snow Storm
  • Volunteer and Educational Opportunities
  • Starting Seeds Mash-Up
  • Seeds vs. Starts
  • Using Garden Catalogs to Plan
  • Free Radon Test Kits
  • About the Newsletter/Contact Us
  • Starting Seeds Mash-Up Quiz

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Inside Spring 2013 issue:

  • A Nation Sown by Gardeners
  • Tomatoes!
  • Heidi Receives NLA Award!
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Immortality—In the Garden
  • About the Master Gardener Newsletter
  • Contact Us
  • Immortality— In the Garden: Word Search

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Inside Summer 2013 issue:

  • Words From Wendy
  • A Reading Recommendation
  • MG Program Advisory Council Update
  • Adopt a Vine
  • Sue's Promotion, Award and Layoff
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Aquaponics
  • About the MG Newsletter/Contact UNCE
  • Aquaponics Quiz

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Inside Fall 2013 issue:

  • Swing Set Makeover
  • Volunteer & Educational Opportunities
  • Dogs and Your Backyard
  • Home Lawn Herbicides and Dogs
  • About the MG Newsletter & Contact Us
  • Dogs, Your Backyard and Herbicides Quiz

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Inside Winter 2013 issue:

  • Words From Wendy/MG BBQ Pictures
  • Adobe Reboot
  • Volunteer/Educational Opportunities
  • Sierra Water Gardens
  • From Vines to Wines
  • About the Newsletter/Contact Us
  • Gifts for Gardeners

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Inside Spring 2012 issue:

  • Words from Wendy
  • UNCE's Living With Fire Program Thanks Our MGs!
  • Garden Blog Trend Alert! Shoebag Gardens
  • New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • About the MG Newsletter, Contact UNCE
  • New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Quiz Answer Key
  • New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Quiz!

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Inside Summer 2012 issue:

  • Words from Wendy
  • 2011 MG Class Updates
  • ATGATT (All the Gear All the Time)
  • Volunteer and Educational Opportunities
  • Teglia's Paradise Park Community Garden
  • I Love Geraniums… Why I Don't Know
  • Mona's Garden Update!
  • About the MG Newsletter/Contact UNCE
  • LWF: Wildfire Awareness Word Search

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Inside Fall 2012 issue:

  • Words from Wendy
  • Weed Diaries
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Master Gardeners at Work and at Play!
  • Earthworms: Your New Best Friends!
  • Quick Action Required to Prevent Mushroom Toxicity
  • About the Master Gardener Newsletter
  • Contact/Interact with UNCE
  • Weed Diaries: Field Bindweed Awareness Quiz

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Inside Winter 2012 issue:

  • Words from Wendy
  • The 2012 Master Gardener Appreciation BBQ
  • UNCE's New IPM Website
  • Gardens Visited
  • Educational and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Falling Leaves
  • Abundance
  • Good Year for the Garden
  • About the MG Newsletter/Contact UNCE
  • UNCE's New IPM Website Quiz

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Inside February-March 2011 issue:

  • Words From Wendy
  • Timesheets!
  • Email for Master Gardeners
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Master Gardener Safety Tips
  • The Farwest Flower and Garden Show

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Inside August-September 2011 issue:

  • Words From Wendy
  • Horticulture Updates
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Lawn Mower Safety Tips
  • Earwigs Driving You Insane?
  • A Visit to the Pygmy Forest

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Inside October-November 2011 issue:

  • 2011 Master Gardener Survey
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Be the Change for Local Food
  • School Gardens Need Master Gardeners!
  • Freemont School, Carson City
  • IPM Update
  • Spectacular Tulips Add Vibrancy to the Yard
  • Pruning Safely
  • Reno Gleaning Project

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Inside Winter 2011-2012 issue:

  • Advanced Master Gardener Training Schedule
  • Taking Care of Res. Trees After Wildfire
  • New Grant Rec'd to Assist Public in Using IPM
  • Volunteer and Educational Opportunities
  • Winter Tomatoes?
  • Kohlrabi– the space alien of vegetables
  • Gertrude's Garden Growing Strong Thanks to Douglas MGs
  • About the MG Newsletter/Contact UNCE
  • Answers to "Taking Care of Res. Trees…" Quiz 15
  • Taking Care of Res. Trees After Wildfire Quiz 10

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Wendy's Master Gardener Corner

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Wendy's Master Gardener Corner Newsletter is a bimonthly newsletter.

Editor: Ashley Andrews

Contact: (775) 336-0231

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Inside August 2014 issue:

  • Words From Wendy
  • What's Been Happening in Aug/Sept?
  • Cole Crop Pests
  • Blooming Weeds
  • IPM to Combat Insect, Weed and Disease Problems: Part 1
  • Getting to Know Master Gardener Volunteers
  • MGs: What Are Your Areas Of Expertise?

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Inside October 2014 issue:

  • What's Been Happening in Aug/Sept?
  • Velvet ant—Dasymutilla sp.
  • IPM to Combat Insect, Weed and Disease Problems: Part 2
  • Getting to Know MG Volunteers
  • 2014 MG of the Year Award Winners
  • 2014 MG Appreciation BBQ
  • Save the Dates!

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Horticulture Connection Newsletter

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Horticulture Connection is a quarterly newsletter highlighting current gardening topics and how they fit into Northern Nevada's sometimes challenging conditions. The publication addresses pest and weed management, low-impact landscaping and other updates on the world of horticulture and how it applies to Northern Nevada.

Editor: Wendy Hanson

Contact: (775) 784-4848

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Inside Fall 2009 issue:

  • Editor's Notes
  • Getting to the Root of the Matter
  • Back to the Roots
  • The Myth of Vitamin Shots
  • Unintended Injury from Herbicides

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Inside Fall 2008 issue:

  • Editor's Notes
  • Bark Splitting Caused by Common Herbicide
  • Arborist Wood-Chip Mulches
  • Mulches in the Fire-smart Landscape

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Inside Summer 2008 issue:

  • Editor's Notes
  • Native Plant Characteristics
  • Appeal to Consumers in Nevada
  • 2007 Green Industry Needs
  • Calendar of Events

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Inside Winter 2008 issue:

  • Editor's Notes
  • The Myth of "Killer: Galls on Cottonwoods
  • The Myth of Collapsing Root Balls
  • Common Tree Myths in Urban Forestry
  • The Myth of Gypsum Magic
  • Calendar of Events

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JoAnne Skelly Columns

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JoAnne Skelly Columns are the weekly columns written by JoAnne Skelly as specials to the Reno Gazette Journal and other newspapers in the region. Skelly covers a broad spectrum of horticulture questions and topics, including challenges specific to the region, weed and pest control and other basic, fun gardening tips and observations.

Editor: JoAnne Skelly

Contact: (775) 887-2252

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Inside January 2016 columns:

  • Soil is a Living Thing
  • Seed Starting Mistakes

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Inside January 2015 columns:

  • Persimmon, a Fruit Treasure
  • Grow Mushrooms at Home?
  • Thigmomorphogenesis?
  • Fruit or Vegetable

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Inside February 2015 columns:

  • Your Plants are Thirsty
  • Don't Let Your Weed Killer Drift
  • Gardening Isn't Predictable in Nevada
  • Molasses in the Yard?

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Inside March 2015 columns:

  • The Gardener's Body
  • Be Safe, Avoid Deer
  • Not Weeds Already!
  • Grow Your Own, Nevada!
  • International Year of Soils

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Inside April 2015 columns:

  • Shrub Pruning Tips
  • Wormy Apples
  • Edible Landscaping
  • The Rodale Institute

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Inside May 2015 columns:

  • Improve Your Odds – Prepare for Wildfire!
  • Trees and Drought
  • Ants Go Marching
  • Ergonomic Tools

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Inside June 2015 columns:

  • Overrun with Ground Squirrels
  • Broaden Your Plant Palette
  • Mason Jar Herb Gardens
  • Summer Irrigation
  • Using Pesticides Safely

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Inside July 2015 columns:

  • Summer Stingers –Yikes!
  • Water Efficient Landscapes
  • Is Vinegar a Safe Alternative Herbicide?
  • Lawn Grass Alternatives

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Inside August 2015 columns:

  • Is it Time to Use a Pesticide?
  • Root Weevils Eating Leaves
  • More Pesky Bugs – Elm Leaf Beetles
  • Plant Now for Fall Vegetables

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Inside September 2015 columns:

  • Earwigs are Creepy, But are They Bad?
  • When to Harvest Vegetables
  • More Grow Your Own, Nevada!
  • Save Water and Your Landscape
  • Black Widow Spiders

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Inside October 2015 columns:

  • Watch the weather
  • It's planting time
  • Michael's apples
  • The Aging Apple Tree

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Inside November 2015 columns:

  • Leafhopper Invasion
  • Gratitude for Red Trees
  • Preventing Winter Injury
  • A Hitchhiking Pest

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Inside December 2015 columns:

  • Potential Gardener Present!
  • Black Gnats in the House
  • Gardening Dreams?
  • Beneficials at Work
  • The Alocasia Gift Plant

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Inside January 2014 columns:

  • 2014 AAS Award Winning Plants
  • Drought and Home Landscapes
  • Don't be fooled
  • Vines - a different approach

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Inside February 2014 columns:

  • An Improper Gardener
  • Don't top trees
  • Deer-resistant plants
  • Wind Damaged Trees

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Inside March 2014 columns:

  • Soil Prep for Spring
  • What is a TomTato?
  • Weeds Waste Water
  • Insect Life Cycles

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Inside April 2014 columns:

  • Native Plants and Beneficial Insects
  • The Secrets of Soil
  • Starting Tomatoes From Seed
  • Fruit cocktail trees?
  • Thatching vs Aerating a Lawn

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Inside May 2014 columns:

  • Clover mites
  • Oh, those pesky critters!

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Inside June 2014 columns:

  • A busy woman's composting
  • Russian Knapweed
  • Another Noxious Weed - Medusahead
  • Perennial Pepperweed

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Inside July 2014 columns:

  • The heat is on!
  • Our friend, the Earthworm
  • Summer Veggie Problems
  • Irrigating the Vegetable Garden
  • Bugs and Kids

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Inside August 2014 columns:

  • The Resilient Garden
  • Is Companion Planting a Myth?
  • What is Allelopathy?
  • Late Summer Fertilizing

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Inside September 2014 columns:

  • Foliar Fertilization – Does it Work?
  • Harvesting and Storing Winter Squash (including Pumpkins)
  • Fall is in the air
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Move Perennials

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Inside October 2014 columns:

  • Spring Bulbs Need Fall Planting
  • Why Do Leaves Change Color?
  • A Bee Friendlier Society
  • Herbicides and Weed Resistance

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Inside November 2014 columns:

  • Gardening Smarter as We Age
  • Unusual Garden Creature
  • Plant Garlic Now
  • For the Birds

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Inside December 2014 columns:

  • Helpful Tips from Aging Gardeners
  • The Mistake in Staking Trees
  • Gifts for Gardeners
  • Underneath the Mistletoe
  • Green Giving

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Inside January 2013 columns:

  • Chicken Manure for the Garden
  • Retail Firewood Transports Live Pests
  • Radon Causes Cancer
  • Giving Youth a Chance to Grow – The Greenhouse Project
  • Get ahead of the pests!

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Inside February 2013 columns:

  • Roots Causing Problems - What to do?
  • Horticulture Trends
  • Is it too early to plant veggies?
  • Time to plant trees?

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Inside March 2013 columns:

  • Urban Agriculture
  • Plant Peas
  • Spring!
  • Fruit Tree Care

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Inside April 2013 columns:

  • Fertilizing Lawns
  • Not All Bugs Are Bad
  • Honeybee Decline
  • Home Lawn Herbicides and Dogs

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Inside May 2013 columns:

  • Vegetation as Air Cleaner
  • Plastic Around Trees and Shrubs
  • Invasive Species Awareness Week
  • Plant Problems in May

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Inside June 2013 columns:

  • Good Soil Increases Vegetable Nutrition
  • Wildflowers
  • Cotton on Your Trees
  • Are Aphid Populations High?

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Inside July 2013 columns:

  • Why do trees die?
  • Heat Wave
  • Deer
  • Composting in Small Spaces
  • Reducing Food Safety Risks in the Garden

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Inside August 2013 columns:

  • Tomato Russet Mite
  • What's wrong with my plant?
  • When to Harvest Potatoes
  • Summer Lawn Care

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Inside September 2013 columns:

  • Puncturevine - The name says it all
  • Plant Fall Vegetables - Is it too late?
  • Landscape Fabric - Is it worth it?
  • Trees dying back

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Inside October 2013 columns:

  • Work now for better spring soil
  • Overwintering potted plants
  • Oh to visit a garden!
  • Horticulture Oils
  • Prune Evergreen Trees Now

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Inside November 2013 columns:

  • Plant Life is Hard in Nevada
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Houseplant Vacation is Over
  • Growing for the Community

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Inside December 2013 columns:

  • When Storms Damage Trees and Shrubs
  • Buying Local Food in the Winter
  • Poinsettias
  • The Joy of Green for our Elders
  • A Green Present for Christmas

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