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Posted on: December 18, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Master Gardener Year in Review

Enjoy this fun fact from your local University of Idaho Extension Master Gardener Program…
In 2014, the 58 Magic Valley Master Gardener volunteers donated more than 2,500 hours educating and growing great communities. They hosted diagnostic clinics in their respective counties and provided answers to over 1,900 plant, insect, weed and general landscaping questions. Master Gardeners also beautified and strengthened our communities through their service projects. Here are a few examples of their excellent work:
• Installed the landscape for the Habitat for Humanity “Blitz Build” community project
• Organized, distributed information, and collected food for Ample Harvest (Gardeners sharing their harvest with local Food Banks)
• Maintenance of a Penstemon (Native wildflower species) demonstration garden
• Community classes, in part with local library and nursery programs, for both youth and adults
• Taught multiple classes at summer and migrant school gardens
• Assisting at the Hagerman FFA teaching greenhouse
• Organizing church landscape projects; and other community educational and beautification projects. or
From your local University of Idaho Extension and the Master Gardener Program…We look forward to serving you in 2015. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
If you would like to learn more about the Master Gardener Program, or how to become a Master Gardener, please visit the Magic Valley Horticulture Website at or visit us on Facebook.

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