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2015 Evening and Saturday Horticulture Workshop Series Presented by your Idaho Master Gardeners

Please click on the link above for our list of classes for Winter/Spring 2014

2015 Horticultural Series Class Registration Form

Please click on the link above for our registration form for the 2014 classes

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  • February – March
  • Cost:  Evening Classes $10.00 per class
  • Cost:  Saturday Workshops vary in price. See document above
  • Pre-registration and pre-payment is required to reserve your space
  • For more information or to register, call (208) 446-1680
SATURDAY WORKSHOPS as part of our annual Horticulture Series

Feb 14, Saturday—Introduction to Bee Keeping Workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm. This workshop introduces you to the exciting world of beekeeping. It gives the basics needed to develop your skills and further your understanding of this incredible creature. It is meant for those new to the idea of beekeeping, those that have read up or practiced with a hive and those already involved in our local bee keeping efforts who want to learn more. Explore this insect and the art of beekeeping from your Idaho Master Gardeners. Topics covered: General biology, physiology, equipment, honey extraction, parasites, pests, disease, troubleshooting, pesticides and nectar sources.

  • Cost: Individual – $25, Family – $30  (related group of 2 if sharing printed info) Age limit for this class is 12 years and older
  • Beginner’s manual, handouts and light refreshments included. Pre-registration is required. Space limited to 30 participants.  Please bring lunch with you.

March 7, Saturday—Chicks in the City ~ Raising Chickens Within City Limits 11:00 am-1:00 pm  presented by University of Idaho Veteran  Master Gardener, Beckie Williams and Marsha Broadsword. Beckie and Marsha have several years of experience in raising chickens and will share their successes and failures. This presentation will provide you with vital information needed to start your chicks on the road to being happy, productive hens.  In part, they will discuss breed selection, types of feed and safe housing.  Also covered will be the various rules and regulations in regard to raising chickens mandated by Kootenai County and cities within Kootenai County. As always folks ‘flock’ to this informative and entertaining class so register early.

March 14, Saturday— What’s That Plant For?  Ethnobotanical Explorations 1:00 pm-4:00 pm presented by Barbara St. Dennis, Holistic Therapist, Master Herbalist  and owner of New Moon Energetics.  Let’s look at unusual and extremely useful ways of integrating plants into our lives.  Learn  unexpected and intriguing ways to use these plants and what you should grow to benefit health and home security. Class includes medicinal horticulture and natural barriers for humans, animals and insects.


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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 research and consult with an unbiased approach towards horticulture topics
  • Be willing to complete 40 to 50 hours of instruction (Feb to April) and provide a minimum of 35 to 50 hours of service each year (April to October)
Idaho Master Gardener Program application and guidelines

Step 1: Please fill out the application and mail it to the UI Extension, Kootenai County office at 1808 N 3rd Street Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814, or email it back to

We generally have a waiting list for our certification program. We suggest submitting an application as soon as possible to save your place. The training is a first come, first served basis.

* Please use the Word version to generate a form you can fill out on your computer and email back to us, or print the PDF version and mail to our office:

Step 2: We will time stamp your application once we receive it in our office.

Step 3: You are placed on a waiting list and will be contacted the summer before the next training year to begin the interview and selection process. We have more applicants than available trainee positions. Thank you for your interest in the Idaho Master Gardener program.

Certification Class

We certify Idaho Master Gardener trainees every other year. Our next training year for which we are accepting applications is 2016.

Our classes are offered February – April, Monday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. in Coeur d’Alene.

This course may be taken for credits with the University of Idaho. This process requires special paperwork that must be submitted on a semester basis and increases the cost associated with the program. Please notify us if you wish to receive credits so we may direct you to the proper UI department.

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