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 …


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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 …


4 Fun Things to do when it’s Sunny & Cold but there’s No Snow

“It’s sunny outside, but it’s cold, and there’s no snow to play in.” Sound familiar? Luckily, there are lots of fun activities that anyone can enjoy on those “sunny-and-cold-but-no-snow” days that are oh-so-common in northern Nevada. Explore our top picks for the season, and let us know what your favorite activities are in the comments below! 1. Carson Hot Springs have been delighting visitors for more than 150 years. Day rates start at $8, and discount cards are available for frequent users. For more information, visit www.carsonhotspringsresort.com and click “Rates & Hours.” 2. “FootGolf” at Eagle Valley Golf Course offers play through 18 holes using a size 5 soccer ball. Players should observe course dress code and wear indoor soccer …