Mulch is an important factor in maintaining soil and the health of your farm or garden. Mulch ensures your soil is more weed resistant while conserving moisture. It can also make your area more aesthetically appealing. To sum it up, WE LOVE MULCH!
The High Desert Farming Initiative welcomes any and all visitors alike. The initiative was started in hopes to provide the community with the agricultural research, knowledge and training it lacked. With open arms, we welcome the community to take advantage of our site. So come take a tour and see …
Farm Corps members Jen, Ian and Ashley give a UNR faculty member a taste of the HDFI’s locally grown lettuce in the Down Under Cafe. Many UNR students and faculty members came out to sample a taste of the variety of greens some UNR dining facilities will be serving from …
A Farmcorps member harvests lettuce for a Lettuce Tasting held in the Down Under Cafe at the University of Nevada, Reno. The tasting gave students a sneak peek at the organic, locally grown greens the HDFI will be providing UNR dining facilities in a few short weeks.
Despite the cold weather quickly rolling through Northern Nevada, our greens are thriving and looking better than ever. We’re hopeful for generous harvests throughout the winter season.
The first crop of our greens are starting to come in. This bed is planted with Mizuna that is used in salad mixes.
The last of the hoop house covers are going on!
On Saturday, August 24th, a group of volunteers got together to cover the first hoop house. . .
The frames of the hoop houses have been finished! Soil will be moved in over the next week and the covers will be installed on the 24th. Planting will begin soon. . .
The Reno Gazette-Journal featured the HDFI on the front page. Click on the link to find out what they had to say about our project. RGJ article