All are welcome to join this course of study providing the opportunity to improve horticultural knowledge and skills and to serve local communities.

University of Idaho Extension Master Gardener Training is slated to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at the Super 8 by Wyndham meeting room in Grangeville, ID. Classes will run from 1-4 p.m. and meet once weekly on Tuesdays and one Wednesday class on Nov. 10. There will be no class on Thanksgiving week or Dec. 28. The agenda includes twelve classes covering basic gardening topics as well as advanced topics such plant problem diagnosis, composting, landscaping, organic gardening, propagation, and fruit production. The final class will be a field trip to the University of Idaho with tours of the entomology museum, herbarium, and greenhouses.

The cost of the Master Gardener training is $100. This includes the Master Gardener notebook and additional reference materials provided by instructors. Snacks and beverages will be provided as well. Master Gardeners give back to their communities through Master Gardener volunteer opportunities. Master Gardeners are expected to log 30 hours of volunteer time in the year following completion of training.

Please preregister no later than Tuesday, Oct. 5. Register by phone with the Idaho County Extension Office at 208-983-2667 or the Lewis County Extension Office at 208-937-2311. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, those requesting reasonable accommodations can call by Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 208-937-2311. This program may be subject to restrictions from the State or University of Idaho stemming from current public health concerns.

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