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Idaho Master Gardener

Training and Classes

Training is offered annually, mid-January through April.

Extension specialists, educators and industry professionals will introduce class members to gardening principles and procedures.

Participants will receive over 40 hours of instruction and a useful Idaho Master Gardener Handbook.

Topics may include:

  • Soils
  • Entomology
  • Organic gardening
  • Weeds
  • Pruning
  • Composting
  • Fruits

Registration Costs

  • $125 for an individual
  • $175 for a household couple
  • Additional $125 fee per individual for those who take the course without completing program certification
  • Additional costs for CEU's
  • Additional costs for university credit


Please visit the Magic Valley Horticulture website for application and registration instructions.

For more information, please view the Master Gardener Brochure (PDF) or contact Tony McCammon ( or 208-734-9590).

Idaho Master Gardeners develop and share expertise in a broad range of horticultural topics, including home food production, controlling garden and landscape insect pests, improving soil and more. 

Community Impact

Idaho Master Gardeners make a difference in their communities by:

  • Sharing information to help citizens be more self-sufficient in food production, beautify personal and public places, become better stewards of the environment and successfully grow healthy plants
  • Helping operate programs that teach youth to appreciate horticulture, grow their own food and care for the world around them
  • Operating plant diagnostics clinics to help people solve gardening problems
  • Teaching classes for civic organizations, church groups, garden clubs and schools
  • Creating projects to beautify buildings, parks and other public places
  • Developing and managing community vegetable gardens
  • Bringing the joy of gardening to children and adults

Becoming an Idaho Master Gardener

Individuals interested in becoming an Idaho Master Gardener should:

  • Have an interest in, some knowledge of and experience with basic gardening and related horticultural topics
  • Be able to communicate effectively with the public
  • Be willing to complete 40-50 hours of instruction and provide a minimum of 30-50 hours of service


University of Idaho Extension, Cassia County

Mailing Address:
1459 Overland Ave, Room 4
Burley, ID 83318

Phone: 208-878-9461

Fax: 208-878-7862



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