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Learn the secrets of high-desert gardening

Extension is offering eight “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes in spring statewide to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. Topics are chosen based recommendations from the community and previous participants. Every Grow Your Own, Nevada! class series is a bit different, providing information for gardeners at all levels.

The workshops will provide gardeners and those interested in growing healthy foods with a “back-to-the-basics” guide to great harvests in Nevada.

2023 Class Topics:

  • Introduction to Herbs and Edible Flowers
  • Tips for Success with Fruit Trees
  • Soil Building for Better Plant Health
  • Plant Diseases: What's Eating my Crops?
  • Successful Composting in Nevada
  • Common Vegetable Garden Pests
  • Promoting Pollinators
  • Season Extension for the Garden

Our 2024 classes will be announced shortly! Check back here for more information in late February. If you have any specific questions please email Megan Andrews at meganandrews@unr.edu.

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Meet the Leadership Team

Megan Andrews
Program Leader & Contact
Wendy Hanson Mazet
Program Leader & Contact
Heidi Kratsch
Program Leader & Contact
Lindsay Chichester
Team Member