How To Register For The Master Gardener Program

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    How To Register For The Master Gardener Program

    As a community course (not for credit), Master Gardener's is taught once a year in Weber County beginning the first week in February, and runs 13 weeks. Please see the Weber County calendar for the exact dates.

    Application

    Potential Master Gardener students request an application by contacting the Weber County Utah State University Extension Office at 801-399-8201 or e-mail natalie.ginger@usu.edu.

    Applications are e-mailed in November and due back to the office no later than 5:00 p.m. December 16, 2016.  Applications are then reviewed. 35 students are selected and applicants will be notified whether they've been accepted or not.

     

    Orientation & Registration

    Applicants notified of their acceptance to the course attend Orientation & Registration held at the Weber County USU Extension Office, 1181 North Fairgrounds Drive, Ogden, in January 2017. Orientation consists of a question and answer session, clarification of course background, content and requirements, and registration follows.  

    FEE:  $200/person  (Includes a thumb drive with Master Gardener Handbook/Power Point presentations/fact sheets).

    PAYMENT:  Cash, check, or credit card (VISA, Master Card)

    Questions:  Call 801-399-8201 or e-mail natalie.ginger@usu.edu. 

     

    Certification

    Students are awarded a Master Gardener Certificate after completing the course requirements*. Certification is an indication that the individual has received accurate, applicable, up-to-date information and training, plus used their knowledge and experience to improve their skills while providing community service. It is an excellent qualification when applying for employment in the horticulture field.

    *Certification Requirements:  The course must be completed by attending the classes, answering and turning in the assigned worksheets, and performing 40 hours of community service using Master Gardener skills. Students missing more than 2 classes or failing to turn in 2 or more worksheets are asked to withdraw from the course, and may reapply the following year. At least 25 of the 40 hours of community service is completed at the Ogden Botanical Gardens. Many service opportunities are available throughout the year; individuals may also receive approval for their own community service project through the Course Director.  Note: Community service must benefit a community organization or group, not an individual.