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Master Gardeners classes begin May 1 in Kamiah; registration open

— The Upper Clearwater Master Gardeners classes begin May 1 in Kamiah, offered through University of Idaho Extension.

Master Gardener training is in-depth and covers many topics related to gardening: plant biology, disease and diagnosis, soil fertility/ vegetable gardens, tree fruits and small fruits/garden pests, turf management/ and plant propagation.

Upper Clearwater Master Gardeners is primarily for people from Clearwater, Lewis and Idaho counties. After completing the training and certification. Master Gardeners will have opportunities to share knowledge through lectures, demonstrations, school and community gardening projects, disease and pest diagnosis, and management and planting recommendations.

Classes will begin Tuesday, May 1, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month of May and three days in June. The final class will include a field trip to the University of Idaho campus in Moscow for tours of the U of I Arboretum and Botanical Garden/the Stillinger Herbarium, and a pruning workshop.

Classes will be held at the Wa-A/Yas Community Center in Kamiah. Most classes will be from 1-4 p.m., but some will be 9 a.m.- noon. Cost is $85, which includes the complete course/textbook and handouts.

Class size is limited. For information: Lewis County Extension Agent Office, 208-937-2311, or U of I Extension Educator Ken Hart,


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