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Bountiful harvest at farmers market

The season is still in full swing this week at the Downtown 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market. If you are planning on doing some canning, now is the time to get your tomatoes, peaches, green beans and any berries for jamming. If you have any senior coupons left you need to use them.

“On a last note, I want to thank everyone who voted for the 3rd & Curry St. market in America’s Favorite Market Contest,” Market Manager Linda Marrone said. “Because of all your wonderful support we took best market in the State. We also placed 10th in the top 20 markets in the U.S. in the small market category.”

The Downtown Farmers Market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3rd & Curry streets and has two Saturdays to go. Entertaining today is Nathan Alanz.

For more information, call 775-720-7789.

Small farm orchard and berry workshop planned

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will host an orchard and berry production workshop on 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sept. 10, at WNC Carson City campus, 2201 West College Parkway. Cost is $45. Lunch is included in registration; seating is limited.

The workshop is intended for experienced and new farmers interested in small-scale commercial production and sales.

For workshop registration or details, contact Ann Louhela at 775-351-2551 or e-mail louhelaa@wnc.edu.

Seminars have fall gardening in mind

Greenhouse Garden Center will host several free Saturday seminars in the coming weeks.

• 10 a.m. Sept. 11 – “Fall Bulbs for Spring Color”

A guest speaker will show you how to choose from tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, iris and more in an abundance of colors.

• 1 p.m. Sept. 11 – “All About Ornamental Grasses”

Dave Ruf, owner of Greenhouse Garden Center, will talk about how to capture a dramatic look and add motion to your landscape.

• 10 a.m. Sept. 18 – “Shrubs for Fall Color”

Your landscaping can look fabulous in fall with shrubs that celebrate the season with spectacular fall color changes. Ruf will conduct this seminar, which includes a walking tour of the nursery to several shrub sites that display great fall color.

• 10 a.m. Sept. 25 – “Trees for Fall Color”

Ruf will talk about the many wonderful summer shade trees that do well here and are at their most spectacular in the fall when their leaves change colors.

Reservations are not required for the seminars. The center is located at 2450 S. Curry St., Carson City. Call 882-8600.