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Farmers Markets and Spring Gardening
Farmers Markets and Spring Gardening

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AIR DATE: January 18, 2012

With the revival of downtown, two Las Vegans want to bring a new farmers market to an old bus terminal near Fremont Street. Kerry Clasby, known as the Intuitive Forager and Cheryl MacPherson, a local beverage executive plan to open the market in February in the city owned terminal near the shuttered Lady Luck Casino. Meantime, Spring weather is only a couple of months away, so what should you be thinking about for your Spring garden? We discuss where you can get fresh produce at farmers markets around town and take your calls and emails about tips for Spring gardening.
 
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Marylin Yamamoto, owner, Cowboy Trail Farm
Angela O'Callaghan, Assoc Prof, Nevada Cooperative Ext
Kerry Clasby, The Intuitive Forager
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    with all due respect http://yardsprout.wordpress.com/ and related resources are about using technologies to bring LOCAL resources together more efficiently. the use of the technology makes it easier to find LOCAL solutions, not to try to implement "best practices" that might be "geographically specific." QR codes in particular allow individuals with smartphones to share huge amounts of LOCALLY useful information in efficient ways.
    rickJan 13, 2012 10:57:03 AM
    Have any master gardeners had success with the new low-chill cherry varieties available, such as Royal Lee and Minnie Royal? Thanks...
    KatJan 13, 2012 10:56:21 AM
    There are all sorts of resources to link community gardens, community gardeners, etc e.g. http://yardsprout.com
    rick passoJan 13, 2012 10:48:09 AM
    I'm so excited to hear this program! We're i the process of eventually moving to Pahrump, and have been on the lookout for all the info we can get on growing and organic produce available. It's great to hear of some like minded folks in the area!
    Teresa SkyeJan 13, 2012 10:47:20 AM
    Big question! Safe organic way to control squash bugs! My entire garden was overrun by them this past year!
    Robin RenkenJan 13, 2012 10:32:26 AM
    Thanks! Good advice as I plan my garden this year. I guess I will go to the farmers markets for all my squash and melon! Maybe I can move my cucumbers to a different part of the yard! Thank you!
    Robin RenkenJan 13, 2012 10:46:40 AM
    We have such a wonderful community of new farmers markets here in the valley. I had so missed the great produce that Kerry was bringing in from the original Bet on the Farm market and I am thrilled that she is back at the Springs Preserve and now this new downtown project! Thank you also to Marilyn for her great farming project. It is thrilling once a week to get to one of the Farmers markets and come home and find new recipes! Thanks to all of you for supplementing what my little garden cannot produce! My question is how to keep my herbs from frying mid summer! I do keep them shaded and watered, but they still seem to give in to the heat.
    Robin RenkenJan 13, 2012 10:26:35 AM
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