Extension and their certified Master Gardeners offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series.” The series, online this year via Zoom, is for anyone who wants to garden – those with big yards, small yards, or just patio or balcony space. These classes, offered in partnership with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, are free and run 6-8 p.m., every Tuesday, Feb. 9 – March 30.
The classes are taught by Extension horticulturists, experts and certified Master Gardener volunteers, as well as local business owners. International Society of Arboriculture continuing education units may be available for some classes. The next three classes are:
- Feb. 9: Container and Indoor Gardening — Rachel McClure, Master Gardener coordinator for Extension in Washoe County, will discuss the ins and outs of container and indoor growing for year-round food production indoors. This talk will help participants set realistic goals and see the possibilities. Register online for the Container and Indoor Gardening class.
- Feb. 16: Beekeeping: 10 Lessons Learned in the First Year — Lindsay Chichester, Extension educator for Douglas County, will discuss what she learned through trial and error keeping bees during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She will also provide suggestions and advice to others who may be interested in keeping honeybees and discuss future plans for expanding the Douglas County Beekeeping Project. Register online for the Beekeeping: 10 Lessons Learned in the First Year class.
- Feb. 23: Perennials in the Garden — Georgette Porter, Extension Master Gardener volunteer, will show participants how to have perennial flowers in their gardens year after year. From the common to the unexpected, Porter will talk about the rewards of planting perennials in our high-desert environment. Register online for the Perennials in the Garden class.
“The classes, which vary by year according to the needs of the local community, offer the why’s and how’s from people who live, grow and harvest in our northern Nevada area.” Rachel McClure, Master Gardener coordinator for Extension in Washoe County, said.
For more information on “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series,” or for general horticultural inquiries, contact Extension at 775-784-4848 or visit the Extension website. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the scheduled event.