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Cooperative Extension’s Grow Your Own, Nevada classes return in September

Posted 8/15/2019

harvested garlic

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents “Growing Garlic,” 6-8 p.m., Sept. 10, as part of the “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” series. Photo by Robert Moore, Cooperative Extension.

Classes offered to teach high-desert gardeners about growing and preserving food

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

The series features back-to-basics information for backyard or small-acreage edible gardening.

“Gardening doesn’t end just because it’s fall,” said Melody Hefner, a member of the Cooperative Extension Horticulture Team. “There are many things you can do in fall to improve your garden for next spring.”

The program runs 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 1. All classes will be held at the Cooperative Extension office in Reno, 4955 Energy Way. Some of the classes will also be available via interactive video in Battle Mountain, Carson City, Elko, Fallon, Gardnerville, Winnemucca and Yerington.

Along with Hefner, presenters include Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Earstin Whitten and Michael Janik and Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch.

Workshop topics include:

  • Sept. 10: Growing Garlic
  • Sept. 17: Fruit Tree Selection
  • Sept. 24: Growing in Greenhouses
  • Oct. 1: Garden Cleanup and Pest Prevention

To register for any or all of the upcoming Grow Your Own, Nevada! classes, visit the program’s website. You can also watch a video about the benefits of the program.

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