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Cooperative Extension offers Grow Your Own classes

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free “Grow Your Own” classes through Aug. 27.

Sessions are 2 to 4 p.m. Mondays at 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

On Monday, Randy Emm will discuss “Walipini Greenhouses, how to grow an underground garden.”

The Aug. 20 session discusses “Aquaponics – Gardening with Fish and Plants Together.” State Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch will explain how to develop a sustainable food production system that combines aquaculture (raising fish, snails or prawns) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water). These systems recirculate and reuse only two percent of the water of a typical irrigated farm.

The final class on Aug. 27 is “GMO Seeds and Crops – the Science and Science Fiction.” GMO stands for genetically modified organism. Kratsch will talk about how GMOs are used in crop production and discuss the pros and cons.

For more information or to register, call 887-2252.