BYU-Idaho hosted The Idaho Masters Gardener Convention yesterday in the Thomas E. Ricks Gardens. Master Gardeners from Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming traveled here to attend lectures, tours, and demonstrations taught by BYU-Idaho professors and Extension officers. Pulling from the diversity in educators, topics ranged from landscape concepts, to collecting wild flower seeds and composting. Over 150 individuals attended the Convention. Jerry Toll, a professor at BYU-Idaho said, "BYU-Idaho and County Extension offices can offer a lot to the master Gardner's and the community. It was a great outreach opportunity that many people were able to participate in." Participants also expressed their excitement for the information they received and the opportunity to gather together.
This convention will be held yearly at different locations within the region. To learn more about the Master Gardeners program and to find out where the convention will be held next year please click on the button.
This past Wednesday, June 29th, BYU-Idaho Department of Horticulture had the wonderful opportunity to host the Regional Master Gardener conference of our area. The Master Gardeners were from all over the southeast Idaho area and a few even from out of state. The day was packed full of many seminars that our own Horticulture faculty taught alongside of the University of Idaho faculty. Some of the classes included: Espalier and Fruit Pruning, Small Garden Big Harvest, Turf Grass Management, and Plant Propagation. After sitting in the Orchard for a delicious lunch catered by the BYU-Idaho Food Services the Master Gardeners were just beside themselves. They loved our campus and were awestruck at our many different gardens. The most talked about garden was the Italian garden, with its detailed walls and wonderful plantings some Master Gardeners just didn’t want to leave. See more Pictures here.
Who: All students are welcome to come even those off track. We just need an active I-Number (no alumni, and no outside florists/community members)
What: Juan Tracy will be teaching techniques of wire working. He is very talented and has a lot to share.
When: July 20 at 6:00 pm
Where: Benson 147
Cost: $12 charged to your account through your I-Number (includes the cost of the workshop, wire tools and wire which can all be taken with you afterwards)
This is a great opportunity at an amazing price. It has been negotiated to be very affordable for all interested. Sign up below.
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.