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Truckee resident’s journey to overcome pain leads to successful online business. Six years ago, Sandra Dorst was in so much pain she couldn’t even twist her pepper grinder. The Truckee […]

Learning by growing

Desert Farming Initiative primarily benefits students and small-scale farmers, but backyard gardeners can learn from the program’s years of high-desert research. Tucked into an unlikely urban area between I-80 and […]

The Balanced Garden

Reno author and consultant takes a holistic, healthy approach to growing food. Even in the midst of Northern Nevada’s blustery winters and blistering summers, a few prolific edible backyard Edens […]

Live In The Green Lane

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The explosive growth of Nevada hemp farms could be the state’s next silver rush.   If there is one crop that requires a farmer to become a biologist, amateur chemist, […]

Backyard Flocks

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Far from an esoteric hobby, bird-watching is as easy as looking out your window. The increased interest in backyard growing and eating has expanded the knowledge of what our own […]

Desert Ambrosia

Nevada Melon Wide

With extra warmth and patience, Nevada’s Sinfully Sweet melons can be grown in your backyard. Round, luscious, and sweet melons are the epitome of summer fruit. However, they are not […]

Elevated Dining

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The Bus Boy takes the food truck to a higher level. The Bus Boy is several steps above your average food truck — literally. Built from a double-decker bus from […]

Taste the Roses

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This flower’s distinct fragrance translates well to a variety of dishes. In May and June, Reno-Tahoe is coming up roses. But this mainstay of wedding bouquets and Valentine’s Day has […]

Where The Wild Things Are

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Running a wildlife sanctuary in the high desert increases all species’ appetites. Diana Hiibel sticks her hand through a black cage and massages the thick, spotted fur of Moyo, an […]


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UNR Beer Fest raises scholarship money. Since 1994, the oldest beer-tasting event in Reno has not only served thousands of glasses of brew, but also has raised thousands of dollars […]