While most Boise gardeners already have their seeds swapped, their starts started and their soil tilled, there's still time to clock in some last-minute classroom hours before you're wrist-deep in dirt.
Earthly Delights Farm is offering an array of classes every other Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with a six-week break in the middle of the summer. On Thursday, May 19, you can learn about watering systems. The class will also cover water conservation methods like mulches, drought-tolerant plant varieties and interplanting. On Thursday, June 2, you can get schooled on organic weed control. Attendees are encouraged to bring weed samples from their gardens. On Thursday, June 16, there's a workshop on organic insect and disease control. $25 per class. For more information, call 208-284-3712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FarWest Landscape Garden Center is offering an array of free gardening classes. On Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m., there's a class titled Garden Logic: Online Garden Design, which promises to help you "create an amazing perennial garden with just a few clicks of a mouse." On Wednesday, May 25, at 6 p.m., landscape designer Bill Vander Pol will offer a class on water landscape design, including irrigation and water features. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos and measurements of their gardens. On Saturday, May 28, FarWest garden expert Crickett Rudd will teach a class on attracting butterflies to your garden. FREE, FarWest Landscape Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., farwestgardencenter.net. Pre-registration required, call 208-853-4000.
The North End Organic Nursery is offering a class on Super Nutrition Gardening as a part of its Sustainable Living Series. The class is on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. and will explore "how to maximize the power of your food." NEON classroom, 2350 Hill Road, 208-389-4769, northendnursery.com.