CALS at the Market
Join the UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at the 2017 Moscow Farmers Market each Saturday from May-Oct. in downtown Moscow.
The centerpiece of the CALS presence at the market will be the Summer of Science program in June, July and August for children ages 5 to 11. Topics will include entomology, animal science, plant science, nutrition, food science and more. CALS faculty experts and students will be on hand each Saturday to introduce children to the science behind their academic field through fun, hands-on, science-based experiences.
In addition, five Saturday Academy of Science events will be held on campus, expanding on topics covered at the market. Visit the Saturday Academy of Science webpage for a complete list of dates and topics.
Children will receive a science passport upon their first visit to the CALS booth. Those that attend at least five events will be entered into a drawing for great prizes. Children will also have the opportunity to build their own science kit, earning different pieces at each event.
During May, September and October, CALS will offer additional programs about research, teaching and extension activities. The UI Extension Idaho Master Gardeners will attend the market the third Saturday of each month (except September) to answer home horticulture questions.
CALS at the Market dates
- May 6 — Idaho Foundation Seed Program. This program maintains approximately 120 varieties of wheat, barley, oats, beans, potatoes, peas, chickpeas, lentils, rapeseed, grasses, forbs and forage legumes. Program director David Hoadley will be on hand to answer questions about the program and will be handing out Idelight green bean seeds.
- May 13 — Beekeeping. UI Extension, 4-H Youth Development leader Alison Thompkins and current 4-H members will be on hand to discuss beekeeping and will have a see-through hive available to view.
- May 20 — UI Extension Idaho Master Gardeners. Have a question about your garden? Want to learn more about horticulture? Be sure to stop by the CALS booth to talk with an Idaho Master Gardener.
- May 27 — Nuclear Seed Potato Program. This program maintains and distributes disease free germplasm and mini-tubers for domestic and international seed potato growers. Director Jenny Durrin will be available to answer questions about all things potatoes and will be handing out mini-tubers for you to grow your own potatoes at home and be part of the CALS Potato Culture Club.