Spring classes on forestry, pruning, gardening, mushrooms & more!

From feeding hens to saving seeds, mushrooming to building a hoophouse, you can find something of interest in Boundary County Extension’s spring schedule of classes! Family and consumer science courses include gluten-free cooking, meals in a jar, understanding your credit score, and weight training for women.

A free class on pruning your fruit trees will be offered on Monday, March 6, from 1pm – 4pm. An in-depth seed saving class will be presented on Friday, March 24th, from 2-4pm.┬áLearn more about what to feed your backyard laying hens to maximize productivity and extend their lifespan on Wednesday, March 15, from 2-4pm.

Most classes are offered at the Boundary County Extension Office, 6447 Kootenai St., Bonners Ferry, ID. Call 208-267-3235 to register for classes or for more information. Class sizes are limited, so call now to reserve your space.

Forestry classes include a class on computer mapping for forest owners and other landowners on Friday, March 3, from 9am – 12pm, followed by a class on forestry “apps” from 1pm-4pm.

On Friday, April 21, from 8-10am, a class on the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service’s hoophouse initiative will discuss the financial assistance available for constructing a seasonal high tunnel and how the application process works for the EQIP program. A tour of a hoop house in production in Boundary County will also be available for those who are interested.