The City of Nampa offers horticulture workshops to help gardeners and homeowners develop a green thumb and keep their trees and plants healthy! All classes are free, but registration is encouraged. All classes are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 6-8pm.
Fruit Tree Pruning
Pruning your fruit trees for production is done differently from pruning your ornamental or shade trees. Learn how to properly prune your fruit trees for quality yields and to avoid broken branches.
Presenter: Dan Schultz, CWI Horticulture Professor
Proper Tree Selection & Planting
Planting a tree properly doesn't take long, so learn how to do it the right way to give it a head-start for success. This workshop will teach you how to pick the right species tree for your needs and planting site. It will also teach you the proper way to plant a tree to ensure you will be enjoying it for years to come.
Presenter: Gerry Bates, Idaho Department of Lands Community Forester
Proper Tree Pruning
These tips and techniques will help you understand the importance of proper pruning cuts and teach you how to manage your trees for optimal health and beauty.
Presenter: Jarom Taylor, City of Nampa Forestry Arborist
Bringing Birds and Butterflies to your Landscape
Birdscaping provides food, water, protective cover, and nesting sites for birds. While bird feeders and a source of water will easily attract the more common bird species, attend this class and learn more about the best way to attract and help local birds as they spend the summers in your yard. Some butterfly species are declining in number due to habitat loss or unusual climate conditions. Providing the appropriate plants for these species may help them recover.
Presenter: Ann Bates, Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Rose Pruning and Care
Learn how to properly prune and care for your roses to promote beautiful blooms all season long.
Presenter: Rachel Armstrong, City of Nampa Horticulturist
Feeding Your Family from the Backyard
This fun and informative hands-on class will get you planning your best-ever garden! From calculating how much produce your family needs to learning tips and techniques borrowed from the pros, you'll be ready to grow more fresh, healthy food at home while saving money! This is a class for the whole family.
Presenter: Ariel Agenboard, MS, University of Idaho Extension