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2014 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

2014 Horticultural Series Class Registration Form

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

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  • February – April
  • 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
NEW THIS YEAR – SATURDAY WORKSHOPS as part of our annual Horticulture Series
2014 Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014 Time: 9AM – 4PM
  • Cost: Individual – $25 Family group of 2 (if sharing printed info) - $30
  • Certified Idaho Master Gardeners are welcome to sign up for this workshop for the fees listed above.
  • Beginner’s manual, handouts and light refreshments will be included.
  • Age limit for this class is 12 years old.
  • Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 30 participants. Please bring lunch with you.
  • Registration deadline February 1, 2014
  • For registration and additional information, call (208) 446-1680

Topics Covered: General biology and physiology, equipment, honey extraction, parasites, pests and disease, troubleshooting, nectar sources. This workshop will help introduce you to the exciting world of beekeeping. It will give you 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 for those already involved in our local bee keeping efforts who want to learn even more. Come explore this insect and the art of beekeeping and learn from our Idaho Master Gardeners.

 

Medicinal Herbs to Grow in Northern Idaho – Presented by Barbara St. Dennis, Holistic Therapist and owner of New Moon Energetics

Saturday, February 22, 2014 Time: 1PM – 4PM

  • Pre-registration is required. This class can be standing room only.

Homegrown medicines are like homegrown foods – simply the best! Learn to grow your own medicine chest, teas for your tummy and salves for your injuries and aches. Learn what can boost your immunity and strengthen your system during our seasons. You will be amazed at what you can create affordably with Barbara’s guidance. Don’t miss this class!

 

2014 Chicks in the City – Raising Chickens in City Limits   …Back by popular demand…
  • Saturday, March 8, 2014  Time: 1PM-3PM OR Monday Evening March 3, 2014 6-8PM
  • Cost $10 per person. Call for family group rate
  • Pre-registration is suggested. Space is limited and it fills up fast. This class sold out in 2013

Chickens in the city limits are possible!! Come join University of Idaho Veteran Master Gardener, Beckie Williams and Deirdre Rushing and find out how.  Beckie is a master chicken raiser and will share her successes and failures.  Deirdre currently has a flock of 130 chickens.  The two of them will provide you with essential information to have healthy, happy, and productive chickens.  Also discussed will be the various rules and regulations mandated by Kootenai County and cities within Kootenai County.  Don’t miss this workshop it is sure to be entertaining.  Space is limited so please pre-register in order to assure availability.

 

 

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required to save your space in our Horticultural Series classes. Registration and checks payable to UI Extension Master Gardener Program and can be sent to:

UI Extension

1808 N. 3rd Street

Coeur d’Alene, ID  83814

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2014 Biocontrol Workshops
           Knapweed Weevil
  • Spring 2014 – date to be determined by insect activity
  • Space is very limited
  • Pre-registration is required
  • For more information, call (208) 446-1680
 September 6, 2013
 
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 kcarleton@uidaho.edu.

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.

 September 6, 2013