Gardening in Nevada class discusses successful vegetable gardening

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Windmill overlooking rows of garden beds.

Extension’s March 30 Gardening in Nevada class offers information on growing vegetables successfully in high-desert climates. Photo by Wendy Hanson Mazet, Extension.

Gardening in Nevada class discusses successful vegetable gardening

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Extension’s March 30 Gardening in Nevada class offers information on growing vegetables successfully in high-desert climates. Photo by Wendy Hanson Mazet, Extension.

Windmill overlooking rows of garden beds.

Extension’s March 30 Gardening in Nevada class offers information on growing vegetables successfully in high-desert climates. Photo by Wendy Hanson Mazet, Extension.

University of Nevada, Reno Extension and their certified Master Gardeners are offering the last class in the “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series” next Tuesday, March 30, 6 – 8 p.m. 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. The series is offered in partnership with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.  

The topic for the last class this spring is “Successful Vegetable Gardening.” Randy Robinson, Extension Master Gardener volunteer, 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. Register for the class online.

“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.

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