Please join us for the 2017 Farm to Table Local Gourmet Feast on Saturday, September 23, at the Boundary County Fairground’s Valley Event Center! This year’s event features live music, fabulous food and beverages, a silent auction and a raffle! The five-course dinner includes appetizers, Kootenai River Brewing Company beer, local apple cider, grassfed roast … More 2nd Annual Farm to Table on September 23
It will soon be time to garden! Join us on Friday from 9am to noon as we tidy up the garden and get ready to start planting! Maybe you’d like to rent a plot this year? Come see the garden! There are several volunteer tasks that we need to do. They include: pruning the apple … More Clean-up days at the garden!
Join us in planning for our 2017 celebration of local foods on September 23! We will gather the freshest local ingredients for our second annual fundraising dinner at the Boundary County Fairgrounds! We need committee members to help us plan this fun-filled community event. Please contact Kate Painter at the UI Extension office at 267-3235 … More 2017 Farm to Table Local Organic Feast date set for September 23 at the Boundary County Fairgrounds
Are you interested in growing your own fresh vegetables in a ready-made organic garden? We have inexpensive plots available at the GROW (Gardeners for Regional Organic Wellbeing) Community Garden located on Buchanan Street, behind Trinity Lutheran Church. We have 4′ by 20′ plots for $20 per year and 10′ by 20′ plots for $45. The … More Garden plots available to rent for 2017
Are you a small farmer, hobbyist, or business owner in BOUNDARY COUNTY? Would you like to be listed in a resource guide featuring our local suppliers? I will be producing both an online and a paper guide to our local small businesses. Please contact me with the following information if you are interested: Yes! I’d … More A Guide to Local Boundary County Producers
Gardeners for Regional Organic Wellbeing, or GROW!, meets this Wednesday, April 5 at 6pm at the UI Extension office in Bonners Ferry, 6447 Kootenai St. We will be discussing the GROW community garden spring activities and fundraising for next year, including another Farm to Table dinner in the fall. If you are interested in helping, or … More Spring garden activities and our spring raffle discussions at April 5 meeting
UI Master Gardener Series, Winter 2017, Bonners Ferry, ID Jan. 17 – March 30, Tuesday and Thursdays, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm This 60-hour course offers instruction from guest lecturers from the University of Idaho and local professionals on topics including: Fruit and vegetable culture, including orchard and small fruit production in Boundary County Lawn and tree … More Master Gardener course starts January 17 in Bonners Ferry
A pickup full of gleaned evergreen clippings, including ponderosa pine, grand fir, douglas fir, Oregon grape leaves, and dried Dusty Miller leaves was transformed into 15 different wreaths in a class held at the UI Extension office in Bonners Ferry on Dec. 1. Attendees learn to fashion wreaths from evergreen prunings using wire forms. Instructions … More Evergreen prunings make beautiful natural wreaths
Our Farm to Table Gourmet Local Feast was a huge success! Read more about it on the blog post.
Saving seeds from your own plants is easy and fun! UI Extension is building a library of open-pollinated seeds from plants grown here in Boundary County. Join us on Tuesday, January 24, from 1-3pm at the Extension Office to learn more about this project. These plants are well-adapted to our conditions here, which will increase … More Saving Seeds: Building a Seed Bank for Boundary County