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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 a minimum of 30-50 hours of service.

Applications are available through Magic Valley Horticulture.

For additional information, review our Idaho Master Gardener Program brochure (PDF) or visit the UI Extension Idaho Master Gardener website.

Contact

UI Extension, Minidoka County

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

Phone: 208-436-7184

Fax: 208-436-6889

Email: minidoka@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/extension/county/minidoka

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