Urban Roots says it will plant 10 different kinds of hops.
Urban Roots' executive director Jeff Bryant says they could be a workable alternative for farmers because hops require much less water than other crops such as alfalfa.
Bryant told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the craft beer market is growing in Reno, and the new hops will give them quality, local product.
Bryant says planting will begin in April and the hop vines will take about three years to reach maturity.
Windy, dry conditions that have raised the threat of wildfires in Nevada has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for most of the northern half of the state into Tuesday.
A Reno nonprofit well-known for repairing bikes for kids, veterans, homeless people and Burning Man participants was burglarized last weekend.
A buildings inspector was airlifted to Renown Hospital in Reno after falling down a ventilation shaft in the Blasdel Building behind the state capitol.
Nevada state and local officials say 5 miles of temporary barriers will be built to contain flooding in a Reno-area neighborhood beset by high water following caused by storms and rapid snowmelt in recent weeks.
An urban search-and-rescue team has been deployed from Las Vegas to northern Nevada to help assess damage from recent flooding caused by warm weather and rapid snowmelt.