Master Gardeners

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    Master Gardeners

    Have you always wanted to learn more about gardening? Do you want to help the community with your gardening knowledge? Now is your chance!

    Class Description

    Master Gardeners attend 40 hours of class lecture and give back to the community by providing at least 40 hours of community service. They learn through classroom lectures, reading course materials, completing a worksheet from the class each week, giving hand-on service, and participating opportunities to instruct others in the community. The following are the areas of training the class goes over (topics may vary from year to year):

    • Basic Botany
    • Soils and Fertilizers
    • Irrigation
    • Fruits and Vegetables
    • Trees, Shrubs and Flowers
    • Weed Science
    • Entomology
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Turfgrass
    • Landscape Design
    • Plant Pest Diagnostics
     

    Class Volunteering

    Volunteering is the heart and soul of the program. The following are some examples of volunteer opportunities:

    • USU Botanical Center (USUBC) Docent Program
    • Maintaining demonstration and display gardens
    • Plant propagation at USUBC Greenhouse and Nursery
    • Assisting with educational events
    • Giving educational garden tours
    • Plant diagnostic clinics and answering phones 
    • County fairs and gardening festivals
    • USUBC youth field trips and summer camps
    • Assisting with Farmers Market
     

    After completing both the course requirements and volunteer hours, Master Gardeners receive a certificate. Many Master Gardeners find the community service so enjoyable that they go on to earn advanced service certificates of recognition. 

    For more information and to register: Contact the horticulture secretary Stacie Stone at 435-919-1323