Idaho Master Gardeners was first formed in 1976, every year since then it has provided an in-depth, researched based education on many horticultural topics. There are thousands of Master Gardeners that volunteer thousands of hours every year! When they’re not volunteering they are instructing garden clubs, leading 4-H clubs, installing water-efficient landscapes, and working at farmers markets and many more things!
Here at BYU-Idaho we are so lucky to host the Master Gardener Convention. Our Horticulture students and teachers were invited to attend the classes, they learned more about our environment and what we as stewards can do with this world. Some of our faculty even taught classes at this year’s convention, Brother Jerry Toll taught Perennial Plant ID 101, Brother Daniel Dewey taught Fundamentals of Grafting, and Brother Reese Nelson taught Mountain Meadows Flower Bed Design.
It was a fun and very educational experience and we can’t wait until next year to do it again. We hope that everyone was able to attend and have a wonderful time at the convention. Please go to the Idaho Master Gardener website and learn more about the Master Gardeners.
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.