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Gardening in Nevada class discusses growing vegetables successfully

Posted 3/21/2018

A zucchini plant with two zucchini and some flowers

Cooperative Extension offers a workshop that discusses growing vegetables, such as zucchini, successfully, March 27 as part of the Gardening in Nevada series. Photo by Wendy Hanson Mazet, Cooperative Extension.

University teams up with Washoe Parks and Bartley Ranch to offer free series

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and their Certified Master Gardeners offer free gardening classes in March. “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series” is for anyone who wants to garden — those with big yards, small yards, or just patio or balcony space. The classes are taught by Cooperative Extension horticulturists, experts and certified Master Gardener volunteers, as well as local business owners.

The classes, offered in partnership with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, are held Tuesdays, 6 — 8 p.m., at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno. The last class, “Successful vegetable gardening,” will be held March 27. Master Gardener Volunteer Randy Robison will share how he produces abundant crops and tips on improving garden soil, crop rotation, companion planting and gardening in raised beds.

“Northern Nevada has an ever-changing, unpredictable climate,” Cooperative Extension Horticulturalist and Master Gardener Coordinator Wendy Hanson Mazet said. “Learning to grow vegetables and plants successfully here can be a challenge. Through this series, anyone interested in gardening has the chance to learn from Master Gardeners and other successful Nevada gardeners who have decades of experience gardening here.”

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 the Cooperative Extension website. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the scheduled event.

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