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Grow Your Own, Nevada class Oct. 2 discusses selecting fruit tree and berry varieties

Posted 9/26/2018

three ripening blackberries

Cooperative Extension presents “Tips on selecting fruit tree and berry varieties,” Oct. 2, as part of the Grow Your Own, Nevada! series. Photo by Wendy Hanson Mazet, Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension classes teach high-desert gardeners about growing and preserving food

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Grow Your Own, Nevada! Program presents classes to help Nevadans get on the path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food.

The last class this fall, “Tips on selecting fruit tree and berry varieties,” will be 6-8 p.m., Oct. 2 at the Washoe County Cooperative Extension office, 4955 Energy Way in Reno, and will also be available via interactive video at Cooperative Extension offices in Battle Mountain, Caliente, Carson City, Eureka, Fallon, Hawthorne, Lovelock, Pahrump, Winnemucca and Yerington.

“Anyone can become a better gardener by attending these classes,” said Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch. “From the beginner to the advanced gardener, everyone can benefit from a Grow Your Own, Nevada! class.”

To register to attend in Reno, visit the Fall 2018 Grow Your Own, Nevada! website, or contact your local Extension office. The class fee for those attending at the Washoe County office is $15 per class or $30 for all four classes. The cost covers class supplies, materials and refreshments. Reno participants attending all four classes will also receive a free tote bag and USB flash drive containing gardening resources. Washoe County K-12 teachers and Master Gardeners in Reno receive a discount on registration cost. Contact Jenn Fisher at fisherj@unce.unr.edu or 775-336-0249 for discount codes.

Class fees in other locations vary. Residents should contact their local Cooperative Extension office for information on attending the workshops in those locations. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the scheduled event.

For more information about Grow Your Own, Nevada!, check out the Grow Your Own, Nevada! video. For more information about the benefits of the Grow Your Own, Nevada! Program, check out the Grow Your Own, Nevada! program beginnings and benefits video.

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