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3 Steps to Start Geocaching

If you’ve always envied adventurers in movies or books looking for buried treasure, geocaching is your opportunity to join in the fun. What Is Geocaching? Geocaching is a worldwide game where people hide stashes of objects, or caches, and provide clues to help others find them online. And, you can maintain proper social distancing while enjoying the great outdoors. Geocaches include the longitude and latitude of the cache’s hiding place, so you use global positioning system (GPS) devices to find them. Each cache includes a logbook for you to sign and date when you find it. The caches may also include lowcost trinkets, such as booklets or keychains, unique rocks found along the way, or even thoughtful notes. Geocaching is …


5 Steps to a Northern Nevada Garden

Gardening in Northern Nevada can be tricky, but with a few tips from two seasoned green thumbs, you can enjoy the benefits of growing your own produce. A dry climate, the potential for dramatic temperature swings (sometimes on the same day), a short frost-free season, and soil that needs some work can make planting and maintaining a garden in Northern Nevada seem like an impossible task. But nothing could be further from the truth, say local gardening experts Cory King, Site Manager and Garden Educator at The Greenhouse Project, and Will Pierz, Assistant Manager at The Greenhouse Project. Here, they share five tips for gardening in the high desert. 1. Pick a Spot for Your Plot An ideal spot for …


The Latest Buzz

Local Organizations Collaborate to Build Bee Hotel It’s not easy ‘beeing’ green. Or is it? We’ve teamed up with several other Carson City entities to ensure pollinators have an extra cozy place to land this spring. The Carson City Chamber Leadership class has chosen the development (from the planning to the populating) of a bee habitat at our very own Foothill Garden. “Bee populations are declining at an alarming rate,” says Christopher Gray, Carson City Leadership team member. “Since 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat is courtesy of insect pollination, our class decided on a project that would reflect Carson City’s important commitment to the health of bee populations and therefore, the health of our community.” In …


Walking with Poles Burns Up to 46% More Calories!

Walking with poles burns 450 calories/hr; walking without poles burns 280 calories/hr


12 Clever Camping Tricks to Try this Summer

These tips and tricks will help ensure that you’ll be a totally happy camper this summer. 1. Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away. 2. A miniature Tic Tac box makes a great miniature tackle box. 3. Kids can make an adorable and easy keepsake bracelet out of duct tape. They can stick things on, like tiny pebbles, flowers, or leaves, and create a souvenir from their nature walk. Just make sure the sticky side is on the outside. 4. Make a last-minute camping spoon with a knife and a plastic bottle. 5. Keep your toiletries hooked onto a shower caddy. 6. A 16-ounce water bottle will hold 8–9 large eggs. 7. Corn chips …