Idaho Master Gardener Program
Improve Gardening Skills While Helping Others
Through the Idaho Master Gardener Volunteer training sessions, you will gain gardening knowledge on a wide variety of horticultural topics. This knowledge will help you assist fellow gardeners with horticultural questions.
The Idaho Master Gardener training program includes 12-15 three-hour classes on a variety of gardening topics.
Classes are taught by University of Idaho Extension specialists and educators. The program offers a minimum of 30 hours of instruction that covers the following topics:
- Introduction to Horticulture, Botany and Plant Science
- Basic Entomology
- Vegetable Culture and Crops
- Tree Fruits and Small Fruits
- Basic Plant Pathology and Plant Disease Diagnosis
- Soils, Fertilizers, Irrigation and Composting
- Herbaceous Plants and House Plants
- Trees and Shrubs
- Pruning and Grafting
- Landscape Design and Landscape Plants
- Weeds, Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
- Season Extension and Organic Practices
- New topics are added annually
Teton County will hold Idaho Master Gardener classes from February through September | View winter class flyer (pdf).
In addition, participants must complete 30 hours of volunteer service in order to become a certified Idaho Master Gardener. Certified master gardeners must recertify annually by completing a combined total of 15 hours volunteer time and classroom instruction. Master gardeners located in Teton County are encouraged to help us with our University of Idaho Extension and 4-H "Giving Garden."
If you are interested in signing up for the next Idaho Master Gardener series, please contact us.
Idaho Master Gardener
Our popular Idaho Master Gardener certification includes advanced training in horticultural topics and hours of community service.