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    New Master Gardener Classes

    Class Description

    Master Gardener course participants attend 14 weeks of college-level lecture and hands on training taught by Utah State University Extension Specialists and Extension Faculty.   After completion of the in-class training, USU Master Gardeners become an integral part of the educational community while sharing their research-based knowledge through volunteer service (see below).  

    Master Gardener classes in Tooele start Tuesday, January 31, 2017, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and will run each Tuesday through May 2nd. Cost is $150 per individual or $180 per couple. The registration cost includes all materials. (Note: Couples will receive only one set of materials to share.)  To receive a Master Gardener's certificate, class participants must also contribute 40 hours of volunteer service with the Master Gardener's group. Hands on learning through volunteering occurs from May through October.

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    The course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

    • 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

     

     

    2017 Class Schedule

     

    Volunteering with Master Gardeners

    Volunteering is the heart and soul of the program.  To receive final Master Gardener Certification, participants must complete 40 hours of approved USU service projects. If you are interested in volunteering, please notify:

     The following are examples of potential volunteer opportunities:

    • Demonstration garden management
    • Public education presentations
    • Guided garden tours
    • Farmer's markets
    • Master Gardener Board service
    • Plant diagnostic clinics 
    • County fairs and gardening festivals
    • Youth horticulture programming