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Master Gardeners of Nevada

 
 

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Overview

University of Nevada, Reno Extension's Master Gardener Program is an educational volunteer program designed to teach volunteers how to garden in our unique Nevada climates. In return, Master Gardeners volunteer their time to help the program reach more people and enrich the horticultural life of their communities. Master Gardeners contribute volunteer hours every year through a variety of projects, such as:

  • Answering telephone and email inquiries
  • Staffing booths at fairs and home shows
  • Consulting at school and community gardens
  • Providing educational presentations to the community

Master Gardener Intern (first-year) Commitments

The minimum hour commitments the during the first year as a Master Gardener Intern are:

  • 15 hours of continuing education (CE)
  • 35 hours of approved volunteer projects or activities

Master Gardener Annual Commitments

The minimum yearly hour commitments as a Master Gardener are:

  • 10 hours of continuing education (CE)
  • 20 hours on approved volunteer projects or activities

*Counties may require additional volunteer hours. Each county may also have hour requirements for specific types of volunteer activities, such as the help desk.

Training

Impacts

Master Gardeners in your county

If you have questions about gardening in Nevada or are interested in learning more about your county's Master Gardener Program, let us know! Here's our information. We hope you reach out.

 

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Featured publications and newsletters

horses in yard

Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife

This fact sheet discusses ways to reduce conflicts between humans and wildlife, and focuses on vertebrate animals, or animals that have a backbone.

Roses blooming in spring.

Desert Gardening in Southern Nevada (2022-03)

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Southern Nevada provides horticultural information on gardens, landscapes, plants and other related topics. This newsletter of March 2022 is one of many resources of information available to the public to help accomplish this mission.

Chicory flower

A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Chicory

Chicory grows up to 3 or more feet tall, with most of the leaves growing at the base of the plant. This gives a skeleton-like appearance to the upper part of the plant. The leaves have been used as salad greens, and the root as a coffee substitute. Learn more about Chicory in this fact sheet.

Meet the leadership team

Katelyn Brinkerhoff
State Wide
Lori Leas
Clark County - Las Vegas
Jessica Gardner
Douglas