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.
He held a campaign event at the airport in Minden and in defiance of the state’s COVID-19 directives limiting public gatherings, after a planned rally at Reno-Tahoe International Airport was canceled at the last minute.
When Nevada closed businesses to protect people from COVID-19, gyms were among the first to be shuttered. But for Reno-based mental health advocate Russell Lehmann, those changes were more than just an inconvenience.
A vigil marking the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Sparks resident Miciah Lee at the hands of police focused on voter engagement, local politics and community.
Reno’s housing affordability crisis is leading to encampments that add waste to the Truckee River. Now the city is turning to private contractors to clean it up, but homeless advocates want other solutions for addressing the root of the problem.
Scientists are partnering with kids to help catch snowflakes. Their goal? Working with students to study what crystals can tell us about snow, the weather and how climate change impacts our water supply.
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