Classes and Workshops
Idaho Master Gardener
The Master Gardener Program is for adults with an interest in horticulture and helping others. Beginning gardeners are welcome! The 2014 Caldwell class will begin in January on Wednesday mornings. Applications are mailed in early November. Download our Program Requirements or find out more.
Living on the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages
The Living on the Land course is designed to help small acreage landowners care for their land sustainably. Next classes will begin in January 2014.
Victory Garden Program
This six week program, exclusive to Canyon County, will get you started saving money by growing nutritious, tasty fruits, vegetables, and herbs at home this year. Local experts will fill hours of instruction on planning the garden, soil and fertilization basics, hands-on composting, sustainable growing practices, gardening with children, safely managing pests, disease and weeds, and even harvest and food preservation tips with safety in mind. Participants will receive a collection of Extension publications to start their home gardening and food preservation library. Contact us for information about the 2014 class.
The Cultivating Success™ Extension courses that provide beginning and existing farmers with the planning and decision-making tools, production skills and support to develop a sustainable small acreage farm. We currently do not have a class planned for 2013. Contact us to inquire about future offerings, or view the Cultivating Success website.
Junior Master Gardener
The Junior Master Gardener curricula aims to grow good kids by igniting a passion for science and service through a hands-on, exploratory approach. Great for parents, teachers, 4-H leaders, Master Gardeners and anyone interested in sharing their love of gardening with youth. New Teacher/Leader trainings offered occasionally. Find out more.
Canyon County Advanced Master Gardeners
Canyon County Advanced Master Gardeners are certified Master Gardeners who meet monthly to pursue additional education and contribute to the community in various leadership roles.
Lost Rivers Grazing Academy
A boots-on-the-ground workshop for livestock operators who want to increase their forage production, stocking rates, animal performance, and net income by letting their livestock harvest the sun's energy through their feed. Read more on the University of Idaho Extension Beef website.
U-Idaho Extension partners with the Caldwell and Nampa Recreation Departments to offer convenient, low-cost beginning gardening and backyard homestead workshops each year. Look for details in our Dig In! newsletter or ask at your city's Parks and Recreation department. You can also email us for the latest schedule.