USU Extension Master Gardener Program

The purpose of the USU Extension Master Gardener Program is to develop a network of trained volunteers who can provide the Salt Lake community with unbiased, research-based horticultural education and technical assistance in gardening and home horticulture.

USU Extension Master Gardeners volunteer at several projects throughout Salt Lake County. In 2012, USU Extension Master Gardeners contributed over 3,700 volunteer hours toward educ
ation and volunteer projects in the Salt Lake community.

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?

The USU Extension Master Gardener volunteer training course is held at the beginning of each year, once a week from late January/early February to early May, amounting to 40 hours of college-level classroom instruction taught by Utah State University Extension specialists and Extension faculty (this is a not-for-credit class and there are no prerequisites for this training course). There is also a requirement of 40 hours of hands-on volunteer service to be completed through USU Extension-approved volunteer projects by October 1st,  in order to become a fully-certified USU Extension Master Gardener. You then have the option to continue volunteering at least 15 hours annually through our volunteer program if you’d like to stay current as a USU Extension Master Gardener.

Registration for our 2014 volunteer training course has now closed.

Register for the 2015 volunteer training course by CLICKING HERE, or contacting Sharolyn Hanley, at or 385.468.4821.
You will be notified in late October 2014 or early November 2014 of orientation sessions that will begin the registration process.

Thank you for your interest in the USU Extension Salt Lake County Master Gardener Program!