Nevada Gardening Course Provides Tips on Container and Indoor Gardening

Extension’s Feb. 9 Nevada Gardening Course covers the ins and outs of growing plants such as Genovese basil in containers and indoors.
Rachel McClure/Extension

The University of Nevada, Reno Extension and their Certified Master Gardeners offer “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series”. The series, online this year via Zoom, is for anyone who wants to garden – those with big yards, small yards or just a patio or balcony.
These classes, offered in partnership with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Spaces, are free and run from 6-8 p.m., every Tuesday, February 9 through March 30.
Classes are taught by Extension horticulturists, expert and volunteer Certified Master Gardeners, and local business owners. International Society of Arboriculture Continuing Education Units may be available for some classes.
The following three classes are:
• February 9: Container and Indoor Gardening — Rachel McClure, Master Gardener Coordinator for Extension in Washoe County, will discuss the ins and outs of container and indoor growing for indoor food production all year. ‘year. This conference will help participants set realistic goals and see the possibilities.
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• February 16: Beekeeping: 10 Lessons Learned in the First Year — Lindsay Chichester, Extension Educator for Douglas County, will discuss what she learned through trial and error keeping bees during the COVID-19 pandemic. 19 of 2020. She will also provide suggestions and advice to others who may be interested in keeping honey bees and discuss future plans for expanding the Douglas County Beekeeping Project.
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• February 23: Perennials in the Garden — Georgette Porter, volunteer master gardener, will show participants how to have perennials in their garden year after year. From the common to the unexpected, Porter will talk about the benefits of planting perennials in our high desert environment.
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“The courses, which vary from year to year based on the needs of the local community, offer the why and how of the people who live, farm and harvest in our northern Nevada region,” said Rachel McClure. , Master Gardener Coordinator for Extension in Washoe County.
For more information on “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series” or for general horticultural questions, contact Extension at 775-784-4848 or visit
People requiring special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the scheduled event.


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