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Horticulture Workshops

Each year UI Extension, Ada County offers horticulture workshops and classes based on interest and availability.

Composting Workshops

  • Helpful, environment-friendly information on how to use yard waste
  • Hands-on composting experience
  • Opportunity to be certified as a Master Composter

Classes (PDF) offered in the spring or fall. Check with UI Extension, Ada County for specific dates and times.

Free Landscaping Classes — Spring 2019

Classes will be held on the following dates from 6-8 p.m. at the Library! at Collister (4724 W State St, Boise, Idaho 83703):

Tuesday, March 26
"Lean, Mean and Green: Successful Low Water Landscape Maintenance" 
Presented by: Catherine Chertudi, Experienced Local Gardener

Tuesday, April 2
"Designing a Water Conserving Landscape"
Presented by: Susan Bell, Horticulturalist — University of Idaho

Tuesday, April 9
"Understanding the Universe Underfoot: Soil Improvement and Planting Success"
Presented by: Susan Bell, Horticulturalist — University of Idaho

Wednesday, April 17
"Native Trees and Plants for Treasure Valley Landscapes"
Presented by: Anna Linquist, Native Plant Specialist — Idaho Botanical GardenBrian Jorgensen, Forester — City of Boise

Register by calling 208-362-7360 or by emailing

Upcoming Events

Easy Composting Workshop

Time and Date: Pending. Look for it in the fall.
Where: University of Idaho Extension, Ada County — 5880 N Glenwood St., Boise

To express interest, submit Easy Composting Registration Form (PDF) to our office.

Master Composter

Through teaching and community service, Master Composters become leaders and educators on backyard solid-waste management in their communities.

Participants completing the three sessions of composting workshops and the required practicum hours are certified as Master Composters.


  • 3 composting workshops
  • 20 hours of hands-on practicum


University of Idaho Extension, Ada County

Physical Address:
5880 Glenwood Street
Boise, ID 83714

Register/Pay Online

Phone: 208-287-5900


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