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    What is the USU Master Gardener Program?

    The purpose of the Utah State University Extension Master Gardener Program is to develop a network of trained volunteers who can provide Utah communities with unbiased, research-based horticultural education and technical assistance in gardening and home horticulture. 

    Master Gardeners receive 13-14 weeks of college-level lecture and hands on training taught by Utah State University Extension Specialists and Extension Faculty. After completion of the training, USU Master Gardeners are required to provide a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service back to their community.

    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

    Volunteer Service Examples

    • Helping with projects located at USU public gardens and educational centers
    • Partnering with communities, religious groups or other local organizations
    • Plant diagnostic clinics
    • Answering gardening questions over email and/or the phone
    • Public outreach at fairs & gardening festivals
    • Farmer's markets educational booth
    • Manage public demonstration gardens
    • Guided garden tours/walks
    • Public speaking on gardening topics

    Volunteers must complete the course requirements AND volunteer hours to receive a certificate. 

    Interested in applying for the Larry Sagers Master Gardener Scholarship? Learn More

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