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Land Stewardship Courses

Cultivating Success is offering two Land Stewardship courses: Living on the Land and 10 Acres and a Dream. 

For additional information about living on small acreages, please visit: https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/small-farms/living.

Living on the Land

This course consists of a series of classes designed to meet the needs of participants in the region where it is offered.

Topics include:

Choosing farm equipment

What to do about weeds

Market and organic gardening

Pasture establishment and renovation

Caring for animals

Water quality

Feeds and feeding

Your living soil

Grazing management

Living on the Land has been offered in Ada, Canyon, Payette, Washington and Gem counties and interest continues to grow.

This course varies based on your county, but a typical format has:

Weekly meetings for 8 - 12 weeks

2-3 hours in the evening for each meeting

Tours and individual site visits/consulting

Costs often less than $250 for two people

Soil and water tests, textbook, course notebook all included

10 Acres and a Dream

This one-day workshop is designed to help participants learn how to thrive in a rural setting and make their land ownership dreams come true! 


10 Acres and A Dream was the idea of Idaho Master Forest Stewards, most of whom are private landowners themselves and have interacted with a variety of rural landowners who have struggled with making their dream of owning and tending rural property a reality. Forest owners, other landowners and future landowners will learn about the basics of rural land ownership, and paths to caring for and generating income from small parcels.

Topics include:

Homestead planning

Growing fruits, vegetables, and other crops of small acreages

Raising livestock on small acreages

Forestry fundamentals

Collaborating with local and regional governments

Rural living

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: St. Maries, ID

Cost: $15/person

For more information, please contact the Kootenai County Extension office

at 208-446-1680 or visit https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/forestry/panhandle.