2015
Jen Rosser
Jen Rosser
Program Director
February 25, 2015

Following the Seasons: Veggies for your Sierra Garden


It may only be February, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your summer vegetable garden!

If you are growing vegetables in the Sierra foothills or Reno, it’s worth keeping in mind that many vegetables can be grown outside during even the coldest winter months. 

However, with March only a few days away, let’s dive into what you can already start planting for the spring and summer.

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Paul Ahrns
Paul Ahrns
Program Director
February 17, 2015

Collecting Public Input in the Sierra: Challenges and Opportunities

As you know, SBC has been working with Nevada City, Loomis, Jackson, Plymouth and Amador County on energy plans with local strategies and actions to promote cost-effective energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation in our communities. 

As part of this process, SBC in partnership with local government staff hosted two rounds of in-person study sessions.

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Leanne Kuchar
Leanne Kuchar
Office and Operations Manager
February 10, 2015

The Greener Side of Drones

Imagine being able to see a unique perspective of the Sierra Nevada by exploring inaccessible wilderness areas.

Sounds pretty incredible, right?

These unique views would typically be impossible without the use of a plane, helicopter, or balloon. Through the use of drones, however, such has become not only possible but also easily accessible for the general public.

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Emily Kornhauser
Emily Kornhauser
Sierra SBDC Administrative Assistant
February 06, 2015

Small Sierra Businesses with Big Ideas

Several months ago I moved to the Sierra Nevada, and since then have been blown away by the many different sides of the region: amazing natural environments, visitors and residents from all over the world, unique and distinguishing culture, and most impressively- a thriving innovative business community. 

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Alicia Powers
Alicia Powers
Project Manager
February 03, 2015

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

It was over three years ago when I first heard the expression “Use it up, make it do, wear it out or do without” during a conversation about societal values on the home front during World War II.

I immediately fell in love with the phrase. As a person who frequently feels real discomfort at throwing away items that have an apparent use, I felt a great connection to the motto and wondered how we got so far from the values of conservation that our predecessors had held so dear.

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