Evergreen prunings make beautiful natural wreaths

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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 can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS895andxSI

 

A complete list of upcoming UI Extension classes for Dec – Jan can be found here.

 

 

Saving Seeds: Building a Seed Bank for Boundary County

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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 your chances of success. Small packets of free seeds will be available to class participants. The class is free. Do you have seeds you’d like to share? Contact Angela at (208) 267-3235 for more information.

Step by Step Organic Gardening: Building Your Soil

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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 the key to a productive organic garden. Sign up by calling the Extension office at (208) 267-3235. Fee: $3.