Home & Garden Briefly June 18

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Farmers market features

produce and family fun

The downtown 3rd & Curry Streets Farmers Market features fresh produce plus fun activities for the family. New hours are 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

There will be a cherry pit spitting contest for kids today starting at 10:30 a.m.

Live music is featured each week. This week, Hick'ry Switch is on stage.

BMP workshop today

A free community BMP workshop takes place at 10 a.m.-noon today at Hampton Inn and Suites on N. Carson Street.

The workshop is designed to help Carson City property owners install Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce flooding and erosion problems on their property and enhance their landscaping. There will also be a contest to win up to $2,500 in BMP materials and labor.

For more information call 775-887-1260 or go to www.cwsd.org.

Seminars continue at Greenhouse

Greenhouse Garden Center continues is weekly schedule of free seminars.

The center is located at 2450 S. Curry St. in Carson City. For more information, call 882-8600, or go online to www.greenhousegardencenter.com. People who attend a seminar will receive a 15 percent off coupon for the center.

• Paver Installation, 9 a.m. today

Are considering replacing that old, oil stained, cracked driveway, or installing something all new? Free seminar includes an installation demonstration.

• Xeriscaping, 11 a.m. Sunday

Find out the basics of xeriscape from Ruf, who will discuss how to xeriscape an area to meet your needs for function and style while saving water.

• Summer Pond Questions and Answers, 9 a.m. June 25

With the sun and heat there are some steps the pond owner needs to take to get maximum enjoyment from a backyard pond. Bring all of your questions to the seminar taught by Ruf.


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