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
“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.