Due to the overwhelming response to the Master Gardener course offered at SBG through the University of Idaho Extension Service, we have developed an alternative coursework offering that is similar in content, yet directed to an audience of local gardeners seeking to improve their skill set and broaden their knowledge. Gardening Boot Camp consists of six classes that may be taken in full or singularly. Minimum class size applies, so gather your friends and come learn with us!
Classes will be held on Saturdays and Tuesday evenings through March. Full schedule will be posted here soon!
Coursework includes soils, irrigation, trees and shrub pruning, site planning and design, and fruit and berries cultivation. Focus will be on our local growing conditions and their inherent challenges.
Saturday 2/23, 10am to Noon: Soils– Learn about our local soils and how to amend them for microbe health, plant vigor, and water savings.
Saturday 2/23, 2pm to 4pm: Irrigation and Water wise landscaping– Demonstrations of DIY drip irrigation. Learn how to garden using less water.
Tuesday 3/5, 5:30-7:30pm: Pruning Fruit Trees and Other Trees– Understand how to prune for tree health and increased fruit yield.
Tuesday 3/12, 5:30-7:30pm: Veg, Berries and Garden Problem Solving in the Wood River Valley.
Tuesday 3/19, 5:30-7:30: Site Planning 1- Consider various factors in your yard to plan your best garden. Tools for drawing your design, which is your homework for the next class.
RE-SCHEDULED TO MONDAY, APRIL 1 (NO JOKE!)…
Tuesday 3/26, 5:30-7:30: Site Planning 2– Your designs reviewed, your questions answered by a landscape architect and a landscape designer.
There will be time at the end of each class for questions.
All classes held at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden at 11 Gimlet Road, south of Ketchum.
Members: $35 per class, $180 per series
(Membership $35 individual, $50 family, $100 business)
Non-Members: $40 per class, $210 per series
Register by phone at 208-726-9358