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Each year, Idaho gardeners by the hundreds make a very special commitment to their neighbors, their communities, their environment and themselves. They agree to give volunteer hours to share their knowledge with others. Class begins in mid-September and goes through April.

What Idaho Master Gardeners Do:

  • Answer horticultural questions by telephone and/or in person at the extension office
  • Promote environmental responsibility
  • Bring the joy of gardening to both children and adults
  • Teach classes for civic organizations, church groups, garden clubs, schools, and other large groups


Becoming an Idaho Master Gardener

To apply for the Idaho Master Gardener Program, you need to meet a few minimal requirements:

  • Have an interest in gardening, horticulture and/or plant-related topics
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with the public
  • Be willing to participate in 50 hours of class work and 50 hours of hands-on practicum

Learn more about the 2015 MG Application policies and job description.  Contact a UI Extension representative at or (208) 287-5900 with your questions.


 July 2, 2013