University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering free online courses this May to teach gardening basics.
Extension’s Grow Your Own, Nevada! Program will livestream eight classes via Zoom to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local and healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food.
“Anyone can become a better gardener by attending these classes,” said Heidi Kratsch, Extension horticulture specialist. “From the beginner to the advanced gardener, everyone can benefit from a Grow Your Own, Nevada! class.”
The series of workshops will run 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 2-25. The workshops will provide gardeners and those interested in growing healthy foods with a back-to-the-basics guide to producing bountiful harvests in Nevada. The topics will include:
May 2: Introduction to Herbs and Edible Flowers – Wendy Hanson Mazet
May 4: Plant Diseases: What’s Eating My Crops? – Patricia Santos
May 9: Promoting Pollinators – Carrie Jensen
May 11: Season Extension for the Garden – Rachel McClure
May 16: Common Vegetable Garden Pests – Megan Andrews
May 18: Tips for Success With Fruit Trees – Wendy Hanson Mazet
May 23: Soil Building for Better Plant Health – Heidi Kratsch
May 25: Successful Composting in Nevada – Heidi Kratsch
Registration can be done online at https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=2. Residents must register for each class they wish to attend, and the Zoom link will be provided after registration is received. All workshops are free of charge.
Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should contact Paul Lessick, civil rights and compliance coordinator, at [email protected] or 702-257-5577 at least five days prior to the scheduled event with their needs or for information.