GRANGEVILLE – Area residents are welcome to join the Idaho County Gardner Master Class.
The University of Idaho Master Gardener training is scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 12 at the Super 8 by Wyndham Boardroom in Grangeville. Classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will meet once a week on Tuesday and one class on Wednesday, November 10. There will be no classes on Thanksgiving week or December 28.
The agenda includes 12 courses covering basic gardening topics, as well as advanced topics such as diagnosing plant problems, composting, landscaping, organic gardening, propagation and fruit production. The final class will be an excursion to the University of Idaho with visits to the Entomology Museum, Herbarium, and Greenhouses. Classes are taught by UI Extension educators and advanced master gardeners. Practical activities are encouraged where possible in classroom sessions.
The cost of the training is $ 100. This includes the master gardener‘s notebook and additional reference materials provided by the instructors. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. Master Gardeners give back to their communities through Master Gardeners volunteer opportunities. They are expected to register 30 hours of volunteer time within one year of completing training. Idaho Certified Master Gardeners provide residents in their community with answers to gardening questions and solve gardening problems by providing them with reliable, relevant and research-based information.
Pre-register no later than Tuesday October 5. Register by phone with the Idaho County Extension Office at 208-983-2667 or the Lewis County Extension Office at 208-937-2311. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, those requesting reasonable accommodations can call before Tuesday, October 5 at 208-937-2311. This program may be subject to state or University of Idaho restrictions due to current public health concerns.