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Garden seminar planned on perennials, berries

Garden seminars at Greenhouse Garden Center continue in May with Continuous Summer Color With Perennials at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, May 29 will feature two classes: Growing Grapes and Berries In Northern Nevada at 9 a.m. and Container Planting With Janet at 11 a.m.

Greenhouse Garden Center his located at 2450 S. Curry St. in Carson City. Those attending a seminar will receive a coupon for up to five items at a savings of 15 percent.

For more information, call 882-6600 or go to greenhousegarden


Home decore and art fundraiser in Minden

The Carson Valley Vanguard Coalition, Inc. will host the inaugural Happy Landings Fundraiser to be held from noon-5 p.m. Saturday at the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Minden.

A cornucopia of items from area artists will be for sale in the inn’s Great Room including:

• Wolfgang “Wolf” Kohz’s fine art photographs and unique functional art (coffee tables, end tables, tapestries, pillows, etc.)

• Lorraine Felix’s one-of-a-kind pottery

• Dianne Butrick’s hand-made jewelry

• Michelle Latham’s all-natural soaps, balms lotions and scrubs

The event is a fundraiser for CVVC’s efforts to protect and promote the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

For more information, call Judy at 775-267-9890 or e-mail: secre

tarycvvc@charterinternet.com or visit http://www.ourairport.org.

Handbooks available on reducing wildfire risks

IBHS offers new guidelines aimed at reducing wildfire risk to property The Institute for Business Home Safety (IBHS) has released new guidelines to protect property from the ravages of wildfire.

The information pertains to homes and businesses, including farms and ranches, and is available in electronically and as hard copy printed brochures suitable for mailing or distributing at events.

The guidelines address structures, landscaping nearby and general vegetation in the larger area surrounding the structure.

The printed series comprises three property-specific brochures:

•”Reducing Wildfire Risk: Residential” provides homeowners with strategies on how to reduce their wildfire risk;

•”Reducing Wildfire Risk: Commercial” describes risks faced by small and mid-sized businesses in areas vulnerable to wildfires; and

•”Reducing Wildfire Risk: Farms and Ranches” details the unique wildfire threats farm and ranch owners face.

“Wildfire is a serious risk in 38 states around the country, threatening about 120 million people and their property,” said Julie Rochman, president CEO, IBHS. “The number of destructive, expensive wildfires continues to rise, and whether or not a particular property survives a wildfire may depend largely on what people do now to prepare. We want to help property owners take control and minimize their risk by making their homes and businesses more wildfire-resistant.

The guidelines are available in PDF format at http://www.Disaster

Safety.org/wildfire. For more information, contact IBHS at 813-286-3400 or info@ibhs.org.