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 …


Egging for Easter

Easter is around the corner and with that brings all kinds of fun activities for kids and adults. While Easter marks the end of the “Holiday Season,” it also celebrates the introduction of a new season, spring. Easter provides the perfect opportunity for kids to go on Easter egg hunts and open baskets delivered by the Easter bunny. But this day is also significant for bringing families together and celebrating the end of winter. While decorating and coloring eggs is an enjoyable Easter activity, so is devouring those delicious (and sometimes devilish) delicacies. But you don’t have to buy an egg dyeing kit to produce beautifully colored Easter eggs. Eco egg dyeing is a great way to introduce your children …


Fun Museum Finds for Kids in Our Area

Stuck on what to do with the kids over the weekend? Consider an educational adventure to the museum! Museum trips allow for a fun learning experience and outing that the whole family can enjoy and take part in. Even better, according to AAM’s Center For The Future Of Museums, “Museums can change the world.” That being said- we’ve compiled some popular museum finds in the area for you to check out! Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City. A Carson area favorite, this museum is an interactive-based community where children will learn through playing. Their exhibits include: brickation, a rotating climbing wall, human anatomy, balloon with vertical fan, and a space shuttle with “Magic Schoolbus Solar System software.” Children’s …


“Trek out” the Carson Tahoe Wellness Mile!

Looking for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors while getting some exercise?  Carson Tahoe Health offers a Wellness Mile located at the 80-acre, master-planned regional medical campus! Whether you’re walking, biking,  or running, you can choose to travel the main Wellness Mile loop, the third-mile Nature Trail, or the quarter-mile Tranquility Loop. These new scenic trails offer majestic views overlooking Carson City and the surrounding Eagle Valley. The trailhead is located on the northeast end of the campus adjacent to a spacious parking lot and features a large map to explain possible routes. Each trail is clearly marked with distance traveled and offers encouraging health tips as visitors make their way along the path. Some points of interest …


Don’t Just Dine Out… Dine Outdoors!

It’s outdoor dining season in Northern Nevada! With the beautiful surroundings our area offers, it’s no wonder that so many restaurants have made outdoor seating a focus. As the warm weather sets in, here is a list of family friendly stops as suitable for quick brunch as a late-night bash. So, don’t just dine out – dine outdoors! Reno/Sparks 1. The Stone House Cafe (1907 S. Arlington Ave., Reno) Enjoy one of the most pleasant breakfast experiences around on a large L-shaped patio flanked by trees and scattered with flowerbeds. The basic structure is nearly 80 years old, and the overall effect is that of eating on the grounds of a country estate. Favorites include steak eggs benedict, homemade hash …