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Free green industry class to discuss using native plants in the landscape

Posted 5/28/2019

plant with yellow spear-shaped flowers

Native plants, such as Stanleya pinnata, are climate-adapted and often require less water to grow. Photo by Jenn Fisher, Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

As part of the Green Industry Continuing Education Series, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents “Incorporating Native Plants Into the Landscape,” noon-1 p.m., June 11, at the Cooperative Extension Office at 4955 Energy Way in Reno. This program offers current, research-based information useful to Nevada’s green-industry professionals.

“Native plants are readily available at local nurseries,” said Jenn Fisher, Cooperative Extension Commercial Horticulture Program coordinator. “But, you have to know what you are looking for because they are often not labeled as native.”

The class, taught by Cooperative Extension’s Northern Nevada Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch, will identify native plants and where to find them. Kratsch will also discuss how to incorporate native plants into existing and new landscapes. Register online at the workshop’s registration page.

For more information on “Incorporating Native Plants Into the Landscape” and other upcoming classes, visit the series website, or contact Fisher at fisherj@unce.unr.edu or 775-336-0249. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the class they intend to attend.

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