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Idaho Master Gardener Program

“Helping people grow” is the motto of the volunteer Idaho Master Gardener program, reflecting UI Extension’s goal to help meet the needs of growers in our local communities.

Individuals interested in becoming an Idaho Master Gardener should:

  • Have an interest in, some knowledge of, and experience with basic gardening and related horticultural topics
  • Be able to communicate effectively with the public
  • Be willing to research and consult with an unbiased approach toward horticulture topics
  • Be willing to complete 40 to 50 hours of instruction (February-April) and provide a minimum of 35 to 50 hours of volunteer service each year (April-October)

Application Process

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2020 Idaho Master Gardener Certification Course. Please contact our office if you are interested in receiving an application packet for our possible 2022 Certification Course, 208-446-1680.

Volunteer Outreach Projects

Our Idaho Master Gardeners spend countless hours on their own projects within our program. They volunteer their time teaching classes and consulting on home horticulture for members of our community.

Thank you to our Idaho Master Gardeners for being a great resource at the following community events:

  • Kootenai County Farmers Market
  • Bagging Trees For Arbor Day
  • Earth Day Fair at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library
  • Annual Spring Craft Fair at Lake City High School
  • Sodbuster Plant Sale
  • River City Garden Club Plant Sale
  • Q’Emlin Park Tree Give Away
  • CDA4Kids Summer Program
  • Fernan Elementary School – A “New” Idaho Master Gardener School Mentorship Program
  • Planting flowers on the Kootenai County Fairgrounds
  • North Idaho Fair booth and “The Friends of the Farmer” Building Design

Kara Carleton

Idaho Master Gardener Program Coordinator


Kootenai County Master Gardener Program

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: 208-446-1680

Fax: 208-446-1690


Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

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