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Gardening in Nevada classes discuss how to successfully grow vegetables

Posted 3/11/2015

Basket of Vegetables

Cooperative Extension offers Successful Vegetable Gardening 6 — 8 p.m. March 24 and 31 at Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Kozsan, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

University teams up with Washoe Parks and Bartley Ranch

Gardening in Nevada can be challenging. Before digging in this spring, you can get some free advice from the experts — University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and their Certified Master Gardeners. Cooperative Extension has teamed up with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer "Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series." Classes are free and run 6 — 8 p.m. every Tuesday in March, at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.

The classes are taught by Cooperative Extension horticulturists and experts, and Cooperative Extension’s certified Master Gardener volunteers. The next three classes are:

  • March 17: GMOs: Facts and Fallacies — Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch teaches about genetic modification and the current GMO (genetically modified organism) crops on the market.
  • March 24: Successful Vegetable Gardening Part 1 — Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Randy Robison teaches soil preparation, composting and how crop success starts by feeding the soil.
  • March 31: Successful Vegetable Gardening Part 2 — Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Randy Robison teaches about how he produces abundant crops and shares tips on improving garden soil, crop rotation, companion planting and gardening in raised beds.

For more information on "Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series," or for general horticultural inquiries, contact University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at 775-784-4848 or mastergardeners@unce.unr.edu, or visit www.unce.unr.edu. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the scheduled event.

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