Small Farms and Horticulture
We offer resources and programming regarding soils, vegetable gardening, fruit trees, ornamentals, lawns, insects, weeds and other related topics.
Our volunteers are available to help answer questions. Contact the office at 208-883-2267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reach them.
Small Farms classes are organized in collaboration with Cultivating Success™ Idaho.
General Horticulture Programs
General horticulture programs and workshops are developed based on community needs. Please search the UI Extension calendar for more detailed information.
Harvest Heroes — Veteran Beginning Farming & Gardening Program
The program in Moscow is being offered on an ongoing basis. Please email email@example.com. We will offer hands-on components as soon as is safe to do so.
Tuesday Community Market
Tuesday Community Market was held at the Latah County Fairgrounds in 2018-2019. The market will continue to be student- and volunteer-run and held at the Fairgrounds in 2020. The opening market date and schedule will be announced in late spring, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This mid-week market provides a family friendly setting to find farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, arts and crafts. Live music and prepared food will also be available.
If you would like more information or are thinking about becoming a vendor, please contact the Extension office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-883-2267. Below is the vendor application/guidelines.
The UI Extension, Latah County office provides assistance and information on soil testing.
Soil Fertility Test
The standard soil fertility test includes pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and organic matter and costs $45.
Call the office at 208-883-2267 to check the availability of the soil probe and receive a collection bag and submission form at no charge.
How to Take a Soil Sample
- Assemble a clean plastic bucket and a shovel or soil probe.
Tools should be stainless steel or aluminum alloy. No iron.
- Take eight to 12 randomly spaced soil samples at a depth of 8-12 inches.
- Mix samples thoroughly and fill collection bag with two cups of composite soil.
- Fill out the submission form (PDF) with name, address and phone.
Indicate what you are sampling in the “Submitter ID” column.
- Take sample, a $45 check payable to “Bursar, University of Idaho” and submission form to the Analytical Sciences Laboratory:
Holm Research Center
2222 W 6th Street
Moscow, ID 83844-2203
- Results will be available in approximately ten days.
Contact the UI Extension, Latah County office for help interpreting results.
Check out the following publications for more information on soil sampling and testing: