Registration Open For Heritage Park Gardens Elementary School Gardening Workshops

by Vicki Bates, Special to the Carson Valley Times Gardening workshops for elementary students will be offered at the Heritage Park Gardens in downtown Gardnerville, starting April 18th with “Ready, Set Grow!”. Groups will meet the 3rd Saturday of every month through September, except for the month of August when there will be a field trip to Jacobs’ Berry Farm on August 8th instead. Kindergarten … Continue reading Registration Open For Heritage Park Gardens Elementary School Gardening Workshops

Heritage Park Gardens to host annual Harvest Festival Sept. 6

Heritage Park Gardens to host annual Harvest Festival Sept. 6 Staff Reports The Heritage Park Gardens in Gardnerville will host its annual Harvest Festival Saturday Sept. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’ll be a chance to preview the new Children’s Garden, set to open in the spring of 2015. Early sign-ups will be taken for that. Rock painting will be available along with a … Continue reading Heritage Park Gardens to host annual Harvest Festival Sept. 6

Heritage Park Gardens shaping out in Gardnerville

    Heritage Park Gardens shaping out in Gardnerville Staff Reports The Gardnerville Town Board will receive a report on the continued development of the Heritage Park Community Gardens during its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon. The Gardnerville Town Board meets at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 1 at 1407 Highway 395. The full agenda appears further below. A gazebo was donated to the project, which is directed by Main Street Gardnerville.  David … Continue reading Heritage Park Gardens shaping out in Gardnerville

Western Nevada College hosts commercial lavender production workshop July 28

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Commercial Lavender Production Workshop by Anne Hansen, Western Nevada College  CARSON CITY – Fragrant lavender makes sense for Nevada’s small farms. The niche crop offers sales opportunities in both value-added products and agritourism. Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a Commercial Lavender Production workshop, Monday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at WNC Carson Campus, 2201 W. … Continue reading Western Nevada College hosts commercial lavender production workshop July 28

Main Street Gardnerville Flower Baskets make Spring Debut

  Main Street Gardnerville Flower Baskets make Spring Debut Courtesy of Main Street Gardnerville The Main Street Gardnerville Flower Baskets went up this week along Highway 395 in downtown Gardnerville. The flower baskets are grown by students in the Horticultural and FFA Programs at Douglas High and Smith Valley Schools as well as staff and students at China Spring Youth Facility. The energy and effort … Continue reading Main Street Gardnerville Flower Baskets make Spring Debut

Some tips for preparing your soil for the gardening season

Some tips for preparing your soil for the gardening season by Scott Neuffer, Special to the Carson Valley Times It’s easy for gardeners living in Carson Valley to become discouraged. One day, drought conditions are baking the ground into a nicely cracked hardpan perfect for spotted spurge and dandelions, and the next day, a blustery storm is bringing much needed moisture but also a sharp … Continue reading Some tips for preparing your soil for the gardening season