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Four students and one adult gardener posing in front of garden with tools and vegetables.


The Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) program utilizes a ¾ acre organic garden as the foundation for learning. BUGS teaches youth and adults the fundamentals of gardening through science, nutrition, and environmental based lesson plans and activities.

During the cooler months the indoor space can facilitate groups up to 40 individuals. During the school year the BUGS education team is focused on facilitating on-site field trips, outreach lessons and evening programs. Summer offers week long garden and culinary camps as well as outreach and field trips.


Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Closed Holidays)


Grow With Me

Dates: September 25-26, and October 9-11
Time: 12:00 p.m.

Activities during the three-day series may include craft projects, science experiments, garden tours, story time, bug catching, and more. Participants should be dressed for the weather, wear closed toed shoes and bring a bottled water. Have your child visit the BUGS garden, and watch your child grow!

Register by calling 208-608-7680 or register online

Allergen Friendly Cooking

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Become inspired by this delicious healthy allergen friendly cooking class. In this 2-hour class the chef will discuss the top 8 food allergens and show you practical substitutions for ingredients in traditional recipes.

Register by calling 208-608-7680 or register online with activity code #124106-04. 

Cooking In The Season

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 5:00 p.m. 

In this 2-hour hands on cooking class, make the most of what you'll find at the markets this Autumn. The chef will discuss various techniques and recipes that celebrate produce at their peak, when they are in season.

Register by calling 208-608-7680 or register online with activity code #124106-02.