Becoming a Master Gardener

Davis County Master Gardener Program

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

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.
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. 

Areas of Training:

  • 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

For more information and to register:

Contact the horticulture secretary Stacie Stone at (801)-451-3403

Thank you!!