Grow Your Own! A Back-to-Basic Guide to Great Harvests in Nevada Class

Contact: Ashley Andrews
Phone: 775-336-0231


For Immediate Release




University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s “Grow Your Own!” series provides low-cost training for Nevadans interested in growing healthy food at home.

horiz.colorUniversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension staff and Certified Master Gardeners lecture on the basics of growing healthy food at home at UNCE’s “Grow Your Own!” series. Classes begin on September 20th and are held Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Grow Your Own! will be presented live in Reno (4955 Energy Way) and via videoconference statewide (Carson City, Duck Valley, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Las Vegas, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Tonopah and Yerington).

Class participants will learn how to grow food at home and what they should do now to prepare for next year’s growing season. Information is applicable to those growing in small spaces, such as in an apartment or condo, as well as in large spaces. Attend this class to discover how easy it is to garden and produce bountiful harvests in our high desert climate.

Class schedule:

  • 9/20     Getting Started!
  • 9/27     Basic Soils, Watering and Fertilizing
  • 10/4     Controlling Pests
  • 10/11   Soil Amendments, Composting, Cover Crops
  • 10/18   Season Extension
  • 10/25   Growing and Composting in Small Places
  • 11/1     Growing Fruits and Berries
  • 11/8     Harvesting, Preserving and Winterizing

Reno students must pay a class fee of $15.00 or register to attend all eight classes for $60. Attendees in other locations should contact that location directly for registration information. The classes on October 11th and November 8th are offered free of charge to all participants due to collaboration with NEMO Nevada (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials).

Grow Your Own! Is a new, cost-and-time efficient series of entry-level classes in topics important to home food growers. Through this yearly program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension provides unbiased, research-based education and training to Nevada gardeners. Grow Your Own! is designed to increase home food production and inspire responsible water use in the garden.

NEMO Nevada is an educational program for land use decision-makers addressing the relationship between land-use and water resource protection. As our community continues to grow, the rapid rate of construction and development can have negative impacts on our natural resources, including water quality and quantity. With appropriate planning, we can effectively decrease the need for best management practices to mitigate development impacts. This saves the community from expensive retrofits and maintenance projects.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University—and other land-grant universities—to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, often in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at

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For more information about the Grow Your Own! series, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension or to schedule an interview with Grow Your Own! Program Coordinator Heidi Kratsch, please contact Ashley Andrews at 775-336-0231 or email

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