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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 latah@uidaho.edu to reach them.

Small Farms

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 hhfarmvets@latah.id.us. 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 agintern@latah.id.us or 208-883-2267. Below is the vendor application/guidelines.

Services

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. 

Getting Started

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

  1. Assemble a clean plastic bucket and a shovel or soil probe.
    Tools should be stainless steel or aluminum alloy. No iron.
  2. Take eight to 12 randomly spaced soil samples at a depth of 8-12 inches.
  3. Mix samples thoroughly and fill collection bag with two cups of composite soil.
  4. Fill out the submission form (PDF) with name, address and phone.
    Indicate what you are sampling in the “Submitter ID” column.
  5. 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
  6. Results will be available in approximately ten days.

Contact the UI Extension, Latah County office for help interpreting results.

Resources

Check out the following publications for more information on soil sampling and testing:

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Contact

University of Idaho Extension, Latah County

Physical Address:
Suite 201
200 S. Almon Street
Moscow, ID 83843

Phone: 208-883-2267

Fax: 208-882-8505

Email: latah@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/latah

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