- May 1, 2017: [High Altitude Gardening Series] Potatoes and Onions - Featuring the much loved starchy potato and the onion, a vegetable you love so much it makes you cry. Potatoes were one of the few vegetables known to be grown at Lake Tahoe (Glenbrook House) during pioneer times. The potato, native to the Andes is well suited to our climate. Interesting varieties have been selected for our trials, including blue, red and several fingerling types. Onion selections are a continuation of our two season effort to identify Alliums suitable for the Tahoe/Truckee area. Take home starter plants and take part in our high-altitude gardening study. Mondays at the Tahoe City Field Station, doors open at 5:00 p.m. workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. Register full!
- May 8, 2017: [High Altitude Gardening Series] Strawberries - This beloved fruit has a fascinating history and with a little help and an understanding growing techniques can grow well in Tahoe. Once established and with regular maintenance a strawberry bed can provide years of tasty treats, lending itself to being part of an edible landscape. Join Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners and UC Davis TERC for a discussion and presentation on the cultivation techniques and plant attributes of various strawberries as we learn which varieties grow best in our unique region. Participants take home free strawberry plants, grow fresh strawberries, and become part of this interesting study. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Tahoe City Field Station. Register for this workshop here!
- May 15, 2017: [High Altitude Gardening Series] Asparagas - Does Asparagus really make your pee smell funny? Learn everything you've ever wondered about this hardy perennial vegetable that's soon to become part of an edible landscape, and a mainstay in your garden. As an added bonus, gardeners reap faster rewards as it is also one of the earliest vegetables that can be harvested from your garden. Registration link coming soon! Monday at the Tahoe City Field Station, doors open at 5:00 p.m. workshop begins at 5:30 p.m.
- May 18, 2017: [Evening Lecture] What is Autism? What Causes Autism? Can Autism be Treated? from UC Davis Mind Institute featuring David Amaral Ph.D. Distinguished Professor from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Autism currently affects an alarming 1 to 2 percent of children (one in 68) in the United States. It is a complicated, behaviorally defined disorder that impairs social interaction and communication, causes repetitive behaviors, and restricts interests; it also has many associated features such as anxiety, digestive disorders, and epilepsy. Come gain an overview of how the description of autism has changed since it was first described in 1943. No-host happy hour at 5:30 and public presentation at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, NV. Register for this event here!
- May 22, 2017: [High Altitude Gardening Series] Tastier Tomato Phenology - In cooler climates tomatoes typically are grown in greenhouses. The Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners and UC Davis TERC are more interested in the hardier species of tomatoes that can handle the climate of Tahoe. This fruit is notoriously the problem child for garden families here in Tahoe. Learn the techniques required to grow these plants in our cool summers. Topics include proper varietal selection, location in the garden or container, planting options and methods for protecting the young plants and fruit. Come to the Tahoe City Field Station to learn more about growing this beloved fruit and take some plants home to try growing them yourselves. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. workshop begins at 5:30 p.m.
- June 15, 20, 22, & 24 [Docent Training] Become a Lake Tahoe expert and share your love of Tahoe and spread the stewardship messaging throughout the basin to locals and visitors alike. Times Vary.
- June 21, 2017 [Evening Lecture] Please join us for an evening of "getting to know your neighbors. " Living With Wildlife, because co-existence is a community effort. Learn how to protect your pets, home, and property from wildlife from mice to bears and mountain lions. Featuring Rebecca Dmytryk the founder of Human Wildlife Control Association and Madonna Dunbar, resource conservationist for IVGID. Public presentation at 6 p.m. at the UC Davis Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, NV.
- June 27, 2017: [Evening Lecture] Tracking Studies of Sharks, Sturgeon, and Trout, with Dr. Pete Klimley from the College of Biological Sciences at UC Davis.
- July 27 2017: [Evening Lecture] State of the Lake Report with Dr. Geoff Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. Register here!
- August 24, 2017: [Evening Lecture] The History of Protecting Lake Tahoe with Bill Morgan.
- September 21, 2017: [Evening Lecture] Stinging Things in the Sierra, with Dr. Lynn Kimsey, Professor of Entomology, Director of the Center for Biosystematics, and Director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This talk will be an overview of yellowjacket diversity and biology, with a discussion of pest species and how to distinguish them from other wasps. In addition, the effect and treatment of stings and how to prevent or treat outbreaks.
- October 12, 2017: [Evening Lecture] Forest Health and Tree Mortality with Dr. Patricia Maloney, Associate Director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center.
Note: All events are held at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building in Incline Village unless otherwise indicated.
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