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Please PreRegister 853-4000

(click on each class below to learn more)  FREE, unless it’s a make/take class.  1HR Classes in our cozy warm greenhouse.

February 25 2015, Wednesday 5:30pm: Landscape Design 

Our FarWest Landscape Designers, Bill & Stacy will walk you through the basic principles of landscape designing. Then they will take your questions and work through some specific scenarios. Bring photos, measurements of your project areas and your landscape challenges and receive some expert advice. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.

February 28 2015, Saturday 10am: Seed Starting 

Want to grow your own tasty and nutritious vegetables this year? FarWest’s Rhonda will share her tips and techniques for successful seed starting at home. She will show you products and supplies to help you grow strong and healthy plants. She will introduce this years new seed varieties, many of which are suitable for growing in containers if you don’t have space for a traditional vegetable plot. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.

March 4 2015, Wednesday 5:30pm: Grape Pruning and Growing

Novembers early freeze was hard on grape canes. Come learn from FarWest owner Dennis Fix the latest pruning techniques to ensure healthy plants and good production this season. If you will be planting new vines, Dennis will show proper planting, pruning and trellising options to get your vines off to a great start. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.

March 7 2015, Saturday 10am: Fruit Tree Care 

Do you dream of picking a sweet, juicy peach from a tree in your own yard? Making that holiday apple pie from fruit you grew yourself? Then come and learn how to properly care for your fruit trees so that they thrive and produce consistently for you. FarWest’s Kat will cover pruning, thinning, frost protection and common pest and disease remedies in this class. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.

March 11 2015, Wednesday 5:30pm: Spring Fever Basket 

Chase away the winter blues by planting up your own basket of blooming spring flowers.  All materials included. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.

March 14 2015, Saturday 10am: Blueberries 

Yes blueberries can be grown in the Boise area. FarWest owner Dennis Fix will share his tips and techniques for growing delicious blueberries in your own backyard. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.

March 18 2015, Wednesday 5:30pm: Fairy Gardens 

Create your own magical fairy garden with some tips and inspiration from Farwest’s Doreen. Plants, soils, jar and natural embellishments included for the $25 fee. Fairies and extras available for purchase. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.

March 25 2015, Wednesday 5:30pm: Landscape Design 

Our FarWest Landscape Designers, David & Stacy will walk you through the basic principles of landscape designing. Then they will take your questions and work through some specific scenarios. Bring photos, measurements of your project areas and your landscape challenges and receive some expert advice. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.

March 28 2015, Saturday 10am: Berry Growing 

Sweet and juicy fresh picked berries are a wonderful summer treat. Ariel Agenbroad, U of I Extension Educator will teach you how to plant, grow, and prune berry plants to grow your own garden jewel. RSVP to 853-4000 to save your seat.