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Heritage Park Gardens prepares for planting

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Rows of plants in the Heritage Park Gardens are planted to produce fresh produce for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
Kurt Hildebrand

Spring is in the air, and the Heritage Park Gardens crew is getting ready for the growing season.

They will host a free spring gardening forum 10 a.m. to noon March 21 at Gardnerville Station, 1395 Highway 395.

“Gardening in Northern Nevada is different from a lot of places,” Vicki Bates said. “The idea is to shorten the learning curve for new, or new-to-the-area, gardeners so they don’t have to make the same mistakes the rest of us have already made.”

During the first hour farmer Craig Witt of Full-Circle Compost will give a “Gardening in Northern Nevada 101” overview of challenges and solutions.

The second hour will be a round table discussion with Master Gardener volunteers about “Favorite Tips, Tools and Plants”.

HPG is also taking registrations for growing bed rentals for the April-Oct 2020 season. Beds run from $30-$60, depending on size, and include watering by a timed drip system. Registration can be made at the Spring Gardening Forum or by contacting Bates at vrbates@charter.net or 790-0721. Registration forms are located in the box on the fence next to the garden entrance, 1461 Ezell St.

Heritage Park Gardens is a volunteer run, 501c3 project of Main Street Gardnerville.