Utah 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. 

  • Helping with USU Extension Botanical Garden Activities
  • Assisting with communities, religious groups or other local organizations
  • Plant diagnostic clinics and answering phone 
  • Speaking Bureau- Garden Talks
  • County Fairs and Gardening Festivals
  • Senior Citizen workshops
  • USUBC and Utah House projects
  • Display Gardens
  • Farmers Markets

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

Interested in applying for the Larry Sagers Master Gardener Scholarship? Click here for more details

Contact your local USU Extension Office for information on dates, times, and registration requirements.