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Pyramid Lake hoop house demonstration construction workshop March 31, 2012


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The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is hosting a demonstration construction workshop Saturday (March 31) on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.  The morning will begin with presentations on hoop house management and crops, followed by identifying materials, tools, and costs associated with the construction of the unit.  Immediately after lunch, actual construction of a 14 x 84 hoop house structure will take place.  The location of the workshop will be at the Pyramid Lake Tribal Chambers, 208 Capitol Hill, Nixon, NV 89424

The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Native Programs.

“The goals of this workshop include providing education and information for season extension growing, providing fresh vegetables for reservation families and communities, and to  create an opportunity for reservation residents  to establish a small farming business that would sell locally grown produce to local people and businesses in the area ,” said Randy Emm, native programs coordinator for Cooperative Extension.

There is no charge for the workshop. Please RSVP with Kathy Frazier at  [email protected].

For more information on the workshop contact: Randy Emm at 775-316-1184 or at [email protected].


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