About the Master Gardener Program
What is the Master Gardener program?

Master Gardeners are volunteers who have been trained in the finer points of gardening to improve their own knowledge and to share it with others. Master Gardeners provide free, research-based horticulture information to Nevadans. As volunteers, Master Gardeners contribute 50 hours per year in a variety of projects, including answering telephone inquiries, conducting plant clinics, performing soil tests, staffing booths at fairs and home shows and consulting at school and community gardens.

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Plant Diagnosis

If you have a plant, from a small houseplant to a large tree, which is experiencing symptoms worrisome to you, we’re here to help!

Weed Identification

Having troublsome weeds in your lawn or garden? Master gardeners can help you identify the pest and advise you on control mechanisms.

Insect Identification

Master Gardener volunteers are available to identify and provide you information on unknown insects from your garden.

Horticulture Information

Master Gardeners can answer other landscape and garden questions you may have with research-based information.

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Winter 2018/2019 For Master Gardeners, By Master Gardeners Newsletter

Jan/16 By

Thank you Becky C., Jack M., Anna A., Cindy E., and Phyllis P. for your submissions that made this newsletter possible. In this Edition: Updates from Wendy Electric Desert by

Bumble Bees by Becky Colwell, Master Gardener

Jan/16 By

Years ago I would see bumble bees in my yard, then they seemed to disappear. So, three years ago when I started noticing them again I was excited to see

Electric Desert by Jack Marsh

Jan/16 By

On the evening of October 4, 2018, my wife Becky and I attended a member only preview of “The Electric Desert” at the Desert Botanical Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.  This

Winter Poetry

Jan/16 By

Winter by Carol Quinn Winter weather wears away garden gustoIce on the pumpkins summarizeNext few months of dim mornings and earlier eveningsThwart all my good intentions of backyard clean-up,Even though

Picture of snow on tree branch

Updates from Wendy, Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Jan/16 By

The freshly fallen snow is rapidly melting away just in time for a new more powerful storm with lots of snow and rain. It almost feels like winter was just

Winter Recipes

Jan/15 By

Brussels Sprout Salad Sunset Magazine Ingredients 1 1/4 lbs of Brussels sprouts (cut in half) 1 teaspoon prepare mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼

New MG Program Assistant, Leilani Konyshev

Jul/31 By

Hello Master Gardeners, I am so thrilled to be joining this team and working with all of you! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I grew up

Summer 2018 Events Calendar

Jul/31 By

Cooperative Extension Classes Grow Your Own, Nevada! Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. Sept. 11 – Oct. 2 Fall Program Schedule: • Sept. 11: Saving Seeds from the Garden •

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Summer Recipes

Jul/31 By

July Recipe – Anna Anderson, MG Peach Pie from Anna’s mother Jean Rose Ingredients: • 1 Ready Made Crust • 4 cups sliced and peeled peaches • ¾ cup sugar

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Summer Poetry

Jul/31 By

By Phyllis Peacock and Nevada Poetry Society SUMMER VIGNETTE Beside a rusting barbed-wire fence, its sun-bleached wooden posts awry, a field of purple thistles thrusts its spiky blossoms toward the

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