UNCE Offers Growing and Composting in Small Places Class

Contact: Ashley Andrews
Phone: 775-336-0231
Email: andrewsa@unce.unr.edu

 

For Immediate Release

 

UNCE OFFERS GROWING AND COMPOSTING IN SMALL PLACES CLASS

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 will lecture on the basics of growing healthy food and composting kitchen waste in small places at this “Grow Your Own!” series class. Class is held Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants may attend the presentation live at 4955 Energy Way in Reno for a cost of $15. The class is available to outlying areas of Nevada via videoconference.

“I’m proud to be a part of an organization that in these difficult budgetary times is working to do more for Nevada while conserving funds. We can reach out statewide through the use of our video conference equipment. Persons in Carson City, Duck Valley, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Las Vegas, Lovelock Reno, Tonopah, Winnemucca and Yerington will all have the opportunity to learn about growing and composting in small places.

As an apartment-dweller myself, I know how valuable the information presented at this class will be to the ability of Nevadan’s to grow delicious, healthy food at home.”

To preregister for this event, contact Ashley Andrews at andrewsa@unce.unr.edu or 775-336-0231.

 

About Grow Your Own! Grow Your Own! Is a new, cost-and-time efficient series of entry-level classes in topics important to home food growers. Through this 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.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Grow Your Own! program is offering a series of low-cost training classes for Nevadans interested in growing healthy food at home. The classes will be held at 4955 Energy Way in Reno, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evenings through Nov. 8.

  • Oct. 25: Growing and Composting in Small Places
  • Nov. 1: Growing Fruits and Berries This session is approved for two International Society of Arboriculture continuing education units. Participants must have a current and valid ISA Certification to get CEUs, and are asked to bring their certification cards. There is no additional charge to receive continuing education units.
  • Nov. 8: Harvesting, Preserving and Winterizing

 

About University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 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 www.unce.unr.edu.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is the outreach college that extends knowledge from the University of Nevada and other land-grant universities to local communities to address critical needs. UNCE is a federal-state-county partnership with 19 statewide offices. Its more than 200 personnel — with the help of volunteers — conduct programs in agriculture; children, youth and families; community development; health and nutrition; horticulture; and natural resources.

 

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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 andrewsa@unce.unr.edu

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