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Treasure Valley gardening events includes kio show, preservation class, firewise landscaping

Saturday, Aug. 27

Koi and Goldfish Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Vendor trade show, bonsai demonstration and Kawa Taiko Japanese drummers. Free. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Harvest Food Preservation Class: Pickling: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. Learn how to make a variety of safe, high-quality pickled products. Watch a live demonstration on how to make sauerkraut. $15. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is one week prior to each class. Call 287-5900 or email ada@uidaho.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Firewise Landscape: Concepts and Techniques: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Learn ways to create a defensible space that reduces the risk of wildfire damage to your home. Brett Van Paepeghem, South Idaho Project Manager, Idaho Firewise, will discuss the principles of flammable materials reduction, water conservation techniques and creating landscape zones. Participants will see plants to avoid, as well as those that are more fire resistant. $12 IBG members, $17 nonmembers. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

Harvest Food Preservation Class: Canning Basics: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. Learn how to safely preserve your garden harvest using a boiling water canner. Focus on tomatoes and safe salsa. $15. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is one week prior to each class. Call 287-5900 or email ada@uidaho.edu.

Friday, Sept. 16

University of Idaho Fruit Field Day: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at U of I Parma Research and Extension Center, 31727 Parma Road. All tours include discussion/questions/answers on various cultural practices of fruit crops, including planting, growth regulators, pruning, thinning, girdling, irrigation, pest and disease control, safety in chemical application, use of chemical and environmental safety. Also, sampling of all varieties of fruit. Free. (208) 722- 6701, ext. 228.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Harvest Food Preservation Class: Jams and Jellies: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. Learn how to make soft spreads, homemade liquid pectin, and how to remake your soft spreads if they did not gel properly. $15. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is one week prior to each class. Call 287-5900 or email ada@uidaho.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Harvest Food Preservation Class: Hands-on Pressure Canning: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the University of Idaho, Ada County Extension, 5880 Glenwood St., Boise. Learn about low-acid foods and how to process them using a pressure canner. Information on how to use and care for your pressure canner also provided. $40. Pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is one week prior to each class. Call 287-5900 or email ada@uidaho.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Fall Tips for a Healthy and Successful Spring Garden: 6:30 p.m. at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Penitentiary Road, Boise. Comprehensive class covers all the fall basics to encourage a glorious garden next spring, includes how to evaluate your landscape for future improvement, what to prune in the fall, soil amendment and mulching, tool maintenance and more. $12 IBG members, $17 nonmembers. Register: 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.

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