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Reno-Sparks Pagan Pride Day Fosters Community, Volunteerism

Reno-Sparks Pagan Pride Day Fosters Community, Volunteerism

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Reno-Sparks Pagan Pride Day is an annual celebration held to bring people together as a community. All are welcome to attend and be at peace there with one another. Parts of the event, including ceremonies, drumming, belly dancing and workshops, were peaceful. Other moments were far from it.

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The Pirates of Reno invaded. They culled wanted criminals with outstanding warrants from the crowd and threw the miscreants into the stocks to be tortured.

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Teaching How to Grow Healthy Food in Reno’s Food Desert

Teaching How to Grow Healthy Food in Reno’s Food Desert

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Northern Nevadans live in the high desert and a food desert. In many parts of Reno and Sparks, it is much easier to find drugs and alcohol than healthy fruits and vegetables. As Ashley Andrews reports for Our Town Reno with archive photos by Master Gardener Volunteers Shelley DeDauw and Bill Kositzky, one way to have access to fresh, healthy food is to grow it yourself. In this report, Andrews showcases two University of Nevada Cooperative Extension programs. Grow Your Own, Nevada! offers classes about sustainable, local ways to grow and preserve healthy food. Grow Yourself Healthy works with Mariposa Academy in Reno to teach students  to grow, harvest and enjoy healthy foods.

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