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Gardening in Nevada class discusses secrets to successful vegetable gardening

Posted 3/20/2019

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Cooperative Extension offers “Successful Vegetable Gardening” March 26 as part of the Gardening in Nevada series. Photo by 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 “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” The free series is for anyone who wants to garden — those with big yards, small yards, or just patio or balcony space. The last class in the series, “Successful Vegetable Gardening,” is 6-8 p.m., March 26, at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno.

The class will be taught by Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Randy Robison. He will share his secrets to harvesting abundant, award-winning produce from raised garden beds in our high-desert climate, including how to amend soil to help plants, crop rotation strategies to increase yields, and companion planting to discourage pests.

“Northern Nevada has an ever-changing, unpredictable climate,” Cooperative Extension Horticulturalist and Master Gardener Coordinator Wendy Hanson Mazet said. “Learning to grow plants successfully here can be a challenge, but anyone interested can learn from Master Gardeners such as Randy and become successful Nevada gardeners.”

Gardening in Nevada classes are offered in partnership with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space and are taught by Cooperative Extension horticulturists, experts and certified Master Gardener volunteers, as well as local business owners.

For more information on the March 26 workshop 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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