UI Extension Master Gardener Program is an essential source of accurate and user-friendly information to the Treasure Valley community about all issues gardening and landscape from seed to table. 2C Master Gardeners are a small group of 65 certified volunteers who work in teams to promote research-based and timely information on social media, conduct specialized research related to tree & turf issues, monitor and report out local pest and diseases issues to the internationally recognized PNW Pest Alert Network, and conduct youth outreach with the Junior Master Gardener program.
How funding will help:
This will send 2C Master Gardener volunteers to the International Master Gardener Conference to improve horticultural skills which will be shared through community outreach. During the six-day conference Idaho Master Gardeners learn from leading researchers & industry experts, attend workshops & tours to improve experiential knowledge in landscape & gardening, and network with diverse Master Gardener programs.
Community Outreach & Programming
We plan to continue to support the pest monitoring (insect trapping) in the greater Treasure Valley for home landscape and gardens which has reduced quantity of pesticides applied. In addition, funds raised will purchase supplies for conducting outreach and teaching events in Canyon County for youth and adults.
We offer a free community plant diagnostic clinic accessed by over 900 clientele each year, serve as leaders for local community gardens donating 8,500 pounds of produce in 2019, and offer free community education classes to over 1,110 adults and youth, powered by 2,814 volunteer hours. This funding will help to expand these programs.
Please help us serve our community with the most up-to-date researched based information and horticultural techniques by sharing this fundraising campaign with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.
As UI Extension, Idaho 2C Master Gardener Volunteers we appreciate your support.