Photo of Rachel McClure, Extension

Rachel McClure

Washoe County Master Gardener Coordinator


Rachel received a B.A., in Communication Studies from California State University, San Bernardino, with a concentration in Public Argumentation and Rhetoric in 1997.  She spent years in the private sector managing stores for Target and Borders Bookstore, leaving it for the family Horticulture business.  The small crop specialty production nursery provided ornamental perennials to local independent nurseries in Nevada as well as edible flowers, specialty herbs and mushrooms to local restaurants in Nevada and California.  The nursery had great partnerships with local high schools, FFA and local communities, helping to create high school berry programs, orchards, help establish the petunia basket program for Gardnerville, Minden and Carson City, on site classes partnering with the department of Agriculture and garden clubs in Smith and Mason Valleys.


B.A., Cal State San Bernardino, 1997


bee pollinating flower

4-H Teen Pollinator Ambassador Program

Establish a statewide, Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador Program, creating awareness, education, outreach, and peer-to-peer educational opportunities for at least 10 Nevada youth and adult Extension professionals.

Silver Ironweed, Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla

Master Gardener Energy Way Demonstration Garden

The Master Gardeners of Washoe County maintain a small raised-bed demonstration garden featuring ornamental plants. It is located on the east side of the Extension, Washoe County Office.

Master gardeners planting seedlings

Master Gardener Native Plants Demonstration Garden

Members of the Master Gardeners of Washoe County's Native Plants Committee maintain a small demonstration garden on the west side of Extension, Washoe County Office.

master gardeners in garden

Master Gardeners of Washoe County

Master Gardeners provide free, research-based horticulture information to Nevadans.

frontyard of pioneer center

Pioneer Center Landscape

Extension's Master Gardeners of Washoe County maintain the landscaping around the Pioneer Center located in downtown Reno. Explore the grounds to see what grows well right here in Reno.