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Feb 242014

12th Annual

Thaw ‘n Awe

Horticulture Symposium

Join us on Saturday March 15th from 9-4 pm for our 12th Annual Horticulture Symposium.  This years Doomsday Gardening theme will feature classes on things you that are important to know should the Zombies attack!!  Certified Master Herbalist Sam Towers will be educating on Utilizing Native Plants for both Medicinal and Culinary purposes.  Dr. Steve Love (a perennial favorite) is teaching a class on the do’s and don’t of saving and storing your own vegetable seeds.  Fremont County Extension Educator Lance Ellis will inform us on controlling wildlife in the garden and landscape.

The Cost for this event is $35.00 and will include a lunch provided by Chartwell’s Catering.  For more information or to Register feel free to print our 2014 Horticulture Symposium Brochure.  You can also contact Monica at the Bonneville County Extension Office, 208-529-1390.



 February 24, 2014

It’s time once again to sign up for the 2014 Advanced and Veteran Master Gardener Classes.  Classes this year are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday evenings beginning Feb 19th.   In order to qualify for the Advanced and Veteran programs you need to be a certified Master Gardener within the last three years, all Master Gardeners certified prior to this need to re-qualify through a written test available in the Extension Office.  The fee for the class is $25.00.  We are looking forward to starting the season and welcoming back our many dedicated volunteers.  Please contact Monica at  if you have any further questions.

Advanced Application 2014 (10 hrs Continuing Education and 40 hrs volunteer service required)

Veteran Application 2014 (5 hrs Continuing Education, 20 hrs volunteer service and previous certification as    Advanced Master Gardener required)

 February 10, 2014
What is the Idaho Master Gardener Program?

The Idaho Master Gardener Program is an intensive 14-week course that prepares you to assist other gardeners with their gardening and horticultural problems. Upon completion of the course, Idaho Master Gardeners are considered paraprofessionals in home horticulture. The Idaho Master Gardener program is nationally recognized and the training received is highly coveted.

The Idaho Master Gardener program requires a commitment of 36 hours of classroom time from mid-January to mid-April, plus 40 hours of hands-on training arranged with an Extension Educator. In addition to the 36 hours of classroom time, you will be given several open book quizzes and reading assignments. Much of the hands-on training time will be spent helping out in the Master Gardener room where you will answer gardener’s questions throughout the summer months with the assistance of an Advanced Master Gardener.

This course is not for everybody. Those who have completed it have found it rigorous, but very rewarding. University credit is available for those who may be interested. If you do not have time for the program or are seeking a less intensive horticulture seminar, please do not sign up for the Master Gardener course. There are several excellent classes offered by local garden clubs and local nurseries. Extension also offers gardening programs of less intensity that may be of interest to you.

Important forms:

  • UI Extension, Bonneville County Idaho Master Gardener Calendar
  • 2014 IMG forms and applications
  • 2014 Advanced Master Gardener Application (pdf)
  • 2014 Veteran Master Gardener Application (pdf)

Submit a sample to the UI Extension, Bonneville County Idaho Master Gardener Plant Clinic:

Helpful links from the UI Extension Southeast Idaho Master Gardener website:

 November 13, 2013