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Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series

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Free Classes about Gardening in Nevada It may be tough to grow a vegetable garden and other plants in northern Nevada, but it's not impossible - if you know how. Thanks to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, you can learn about how to do it through a series of free classes titled "Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series."

All classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno. They will be every Tuesday evening during February and March, 2020. The classes are taught by UNCE horticulturists and experts, local business owners and Cooperative Extension's certified Master Gardener volunteers. For more information, call UNCE at (775) 784-4848. People needing special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the class(es) they wish to attend.

2020 Class Schedule for Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series

  • February 4: Selecting and Caring for Fruit Trees – Michael Janik.
  • February 11: Noxious Weeds: What you need to know – Andrea Moe.
  • February 18: Nuisance Weeds ID and Control – Melody Hefner.
  • February 25: Succulents in Northern Nevada – Liz Morrow.
  • March 3: Training and Pruning Fruit Trees – Michael Janik.
  • March 10: Beneficial Insects and Pollinators – Kevin Burls.
  • March 17: Native Plants – Heidi Kratsch.
  • March 24: Homegrown Tomatoes – Pamela VanHoozer.
  • March 31: Successful Vegetable Gardening – Randy Robison.

Source: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

(Photo courtesy Wendy Hanson Mazet, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension)

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