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Self-Guided Tour Material, Idaho Firewise Garden

By IdahoFirewise | July 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Self-Guided Tour Material, Idaho Firewise Garden

The Idaho Firewise Garden at the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Horticulture & Idaho Botanical Gardens (IBG) was the first firewise demonstration garden developed in Idaho to show homeowners how they can live on the edge of wildlands more safely and beautifully. 2020 Update: The Idaho Firewise Garden is currently open to the public via…

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Garden Gate Magazine Visits the Idaho Firewise Garden

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Garden Gate Magazine Visits the Idaho Firewise Garden

Garden Gate Magazine reached out to Brett Van Paepeghem of Idaho Firewise this summer to make a visit to the garden and to learn more firewise landscaping. See the video that they shared with their audience here!

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KIDO Radio and the D&B Garden Show Talk about Fire & the Wildland/Urban Interface

By IdahoFirewise | June 20, 2017 | Comments Off on KIDO Radio and the D&B Garden Show Talk about Fire & the Wildland/Urban Interface

The D & B Garden Show, broadcast by KIDO Radio, recently featured a one-hour spot about fire and the wildland/urban interface. Radio host Debbie Cook, Idaho Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, interviewed Keri Steneck, BLM Fire Prevention Officer and Brett Van Paepeghem, South Idaho Project Leader for Idaho Firewise. The interviews starts with a description…

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Journal of an Idaho Firewise Garden Assistant

By IdahoFirewise | May 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Journal of an Idaho Firewise Garden Assistant

Idaho Firewise employees a garden assistant as well as an intern every summer. These (lucky!) people help our South Idaho Project Manager, Brett Van Paepeghem, with the daily weeding and raking, planting, sowing and growing that keeps Idaho Firewise Demonstrations gardens looking great.     ID Firewise Garden Journal – Week 1-2 ID Firewise Garden…

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