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SunflowerThe 2015 Master Gardener Program begins in January…APPLY NOW!

Magic Valley Master Gardeners volunteers are trained in diagnosing plant problems and identifying pests.  This page contains a tool kit to help them in these efforts, as well as reporting documents and online submission, association agendas and meeting minutes, and service opportunities. 


The 2015 Master Gardener Program will be offered in Twin Falls, Rupert, and Shoshone. For more information on class times, the program, or how you can become a Master Gardener, please click here. You may also contact Tony McCammon at (208) 734-9590 or via email at tonym@uidaho.edu.



In order to stay current in your Master Gardener Education, you are required to fill some time each year refreshing your mind on horticulture topics.  Click here to see upcoming classes and training specific to Master Gardener continuing education and ideas for self-learning and research.

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The Master Gardener Program is designed to prepare local gardeners to teach the communities of Idaho. Click here to find helpful tips on adult and youth education, finding local clubs and municipalities, preparing good presentations, writing a good article, and conducting yourself during a news interview.


As a Master Gardener you are asked to be visible in your community.  You can do this by organizing a community beautification project with the city council, church, home owners association, etc.  Click here for forms, worksheets, designs, and a list of requested projects and contacts for developing projects.


The Magic Valley Master Gardener Program is piloting a reporting system for Service Hours.  You are encouraged to keep your hours on the forms provided as a back-up.  However, all Master Gardeners need to report their hours to the new system beginning in January.


The Magic Valley Master Gardener Association is based in Twin Falls, Idaho.  The Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia Associations meet regularly in their respective counties.  They are both well-organized and have great leadership! The speakers and tours are wonderful and are well worth your time and dues.































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