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.
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.