Educational Opportunities on the Horizon at Cooperative Extension


Although as write this, I’m bundled up against the cold of early-January days, I can see warmer spring temperatures on the horizon. Spring brings not only warmer fingers and toes, but an opportunity to beautify the world around us and feed our families through gardening. To help you experience the satisfaction of a happy home garden, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is holding several educational events this spring.

Courses for Professionals:

Plant Industry Training

Date/Time: Topic:
2/1, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Practical Botany
2/2, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Soil and Fertilizer Management
2/8, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Lawns and Irrigation Management
2/9, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Weed Law and Identification
2/15, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Woody Landscape Plants
2/16, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Container Plant Management
2/22, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Plant Insect and Diseases
2/23, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Simple Landscape Design


Courses for the Avid Gardener:

Gardening in Nevada: Barley Ranch

Date/Time: Topic:
2/1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Training and Pruning Fruit Trees
2/8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Is my Yard Earth-Friendly?
2/15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drought-Tolerant Plants for Northern Nevada
2/22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Ins and Outs of House Plants
3/1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Selecting and Caring for Fruit Trees
3/8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Building a Healthy Soil
3/15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sustainable Gardening in Nevada:Low-Water Use Landscaping
3/22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Roses for Reno
3/29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Keys to Successful Vegetable Gardening


Nevada Landscaping that Works

Date/Time: Topic:
2/8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Is my Yard Earth-Friendly?
3/8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Building a Healthy Soil
4/12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Harvest Free Water for Your Plants
5/10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bloom Where You’re Planted
6/14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gain the Upper Hand on Weeds
7/12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Trees and Turf – Can They Coexist?
8/9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. How Much Irrigation Water Do I Need to Use?
9/13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saving Seed for Next Year
10/11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Composting:  Garden Gold
11/8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Helping Your Landscape Survive Winter


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