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Idaho Master Gardener Program

Idaho Master Gardeners use their new knowledge to serve their neighbors, communities and environment.

Horticulture Topic Examples

Idaho Master Gardeners develop and share expertise in a broad range of horticultural topics, including:

  • Home food production
  • Controlling insect pests
  • Improving soil
  • Choosing the right trees
  • Growing roses

Community Involvement

“Helping people grow” is the motto of the Idaho Master Gardener program.

Idaho Master Gardeners make a difference in their communities by:

  • Sharing up-to-date information that helps local citizens beautify personal and public places, be more self-sufficient in food production, 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 both children and adults.

Requirements and Application

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 at least 30-50 hours of service.

Want an application? Email UI Extension, Minidoka County or call us at 208-436-7184.

For additional information, visit the UI Extension Idaho Master Gardener website.


UI Extension, Minidoka County

Mailing Address:
85 East Baseline
Rupert, ID  83350-1608

Phone: 208-436-7184

Fax: 208-436-6889



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