The Village along the river |

The Village along the river

By Steve Ranson Nevada News Group

The Village Garden Center is one of Churchill County’s newest businesses, and although it has been open for less than a year, it recently had its ribbon cutting with the Fallon Chamber of Commerce.

The day also gave local vendors a chance to set up booths, and The Coaches, a local band consisting of former Greenwave coaches, provided the entertainment.

Owner Tami Edgmon said she opened the business April 1, but she canceled the grand opening because of the coronavirus pandemic. She has been rebuilding The Village at 2975 Reno Highway since she bought it a year ago. Edgmon said the first phase includes a garden nursery and a gift shop filled with local talent and vendors. She also said the garden center specializes in edibles, but the store also proves all ornamental landscaping.

Although The Village is closed this week, Edgmon said the center will reopen on Monday. During December, she said The Village will have a number of specials, and she offers discounts to first responders, the military and licensed contractors.

Edgmon said she’s only the second owner of the land and business, which borders the Carson River on the south and U.S. Highway 50 to the north. According to her website, http://www.thevillage89406, the 2.96 acres of land “hosts the most amazing views along the Carson River on its southern border with highway frontage on the north.”

Nevada patented the land in 1905 to the Phillips-Walter family.

Edgmon also explained her reasoning behind the name of The Village. As she begins the new business with the nursery and gift shop, she said over time, many phases will develop over time.

Her ultimate plans are to resume summer concerts and to have gazebos along the river along with a beer and wine bistro. Edgmon said she also envisions six little villages rented to local businesses.

“The Village will not only provide gardening products and horticultural practices with the utmost impeccable service, (but) it will allow friends, families and neighbors to gather for fun loving activities and social community events,” her website explains.

For information, call 775-867-GROW or 775-217-3841 (cellphone).