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Horticulture Workshops

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

Common Turf Disease and Disorders

Rod Haars, U of I Advanced Master Gardener

The grass does not need to be greener over the other side of the fence. The first part of this class will cover local fungal diseases, what they look like and how they can be prevented or controlled. The second half addresses the general lawn problems of chemical burns, and damage by insects and rodents. You will learn how to recognize which pest is causing a problem and the measures needed to correct it.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to noon

IBG Classroom

Member: $17

Non-Member: $23

To register

Or contact Idaho Botanical Garden at 208-343-8649

Spring Garden School

Gardeners, here’s your chance to green up your thumbs. The University of Idaho Extension Master Gardeners and Edwards Greenhouse are co-sponsoring a "Spring into Spring" Garden School on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek, Boise (off Hill Road). The school will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. Many interesting gardening topics will be presented. Come join the fun! For more information, contact the Master Gardeners at the UI Extension office 208-287-5900 or 208-287-5917.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $5 (no credit cards, cash or check only)

To Register

Tree, Lawn, Landscape & Gardening Classes

Learn more about caring for your trees, lawn and garden at these informative (and Free!) classes brought to you by Boise Parks and Recreation.

For more information and to register for classes visit Boise Parks and Recreation Website.

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.

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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