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Garden Group Plans Pot Luck

Hi Gardeners –

Well, the weather sure changed last night. Now we’re actually into fall – maybe even winter. I hope you were able to save what was still in your gardens. What an amazing fall we’ve had.

The Fall Potluck is scheduled for Saturday evening, November 12 at 6:30 pm. Betty and Ron Hicks have graciously offered their home for the potluck. Please invite all your friends and neighbors and gardener-wanna-bees to come and just see how much fun we have. Bring a dish to share with everyone and come and just enjoy the company.

If there are valley residents who have hesitated coming to the Garden Group because they don’t have time for gardening or just don’t feel like they know enough, this would be a great time to introduce them to fellow gardeners and what is possible here. The 4 years Bill and I have been gardening here has been a process of trial-and-error and finding out what can work. And each garden is different based on what the gardener does also. We don’t have control over the weather, but much is possible with a little effort.

I’m attaching the flyer for the potluck. Please print out and share with your neighbors. I look forward to seeing you all there.

BTW, I received the minutes from the last CAB meeting for East Washoe Valley. They are sent out from Washoe County offices. If you want me to send you the email I received so that you may also be on their email list (and it also has the minutes attached), let me know and I’ll forward to you.

Warm regards,


Donna Murphy-Sharp

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SVAP To Be Approved

The South Valleys Area Plan as it applies to Washoe Valley is expected to be approved by the county commissioners at their December 9th meeting at the county facility on 9th Street in Reno. We hear the local folks working with the county on “getting it right” wish for a large public turnout at this meeting but we have not heard the particulars yet. We will keep you posted. The meeting will start at 5:30 pm.

Home Power From Wind

Ian and Wind Genny

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5:30 p.m.
Residential Scale Wind Power in Washoe County
Washoe County invites all interested residents, property owners and citizens to attend a presentation on
Wednesday, November 19, 2008. This presentation will focus on small scale wind power suitable for
residential use, its present status, and its future in our area. Multiple presenters from NVEnergy, Community
Development and local wind energy professionals will speak. There will be a question and answer period
following the presentation. Some of the topics to be covered in the presentation include: ● How residential
wind power technology works ● NVEnergy “WindGenerations” rebate program ● Legislation and policy
promoting wind power ● Washoe County Development Code Article 326 (Wind Machines)
Staff Representative: Bill Whitney, Senior Planner, Washoe County Community Development, 775.328.3617