2017 Farm to Table Local Organic Feast date set for September 23 at the Boundary County Fairgrounds

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

Garden plots available to rent for 2017

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

Spring garden activities and our spring raffle discussions at April 5 meeting

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

Master Gardener course starts January 17 in Bonners Ferry

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

Evergreen prunings make beautiful natural wreaths

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

Saving Seeds: Building a Seed Bank for Boundary County

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

Step by Step Organic Gardening: Building Your Soil

University of Idaho Extension will be offering a series of courses on organic gardening this spring, led by Lynn Bush, a long-time local organic gardener and farmer. The first class, Building Your Soil, will be held on Tuesday, January 10, from 1-3pm. Learn how to begin successful organic gardening by building your soil; this is … More Step by Step Organic Gardening: Building Your Soil