The Utah State University/Washington County Extension Service 2013 Master Gardener course will be starting before we know it! It will begin Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 3-5:30 pm. The class is a 14 week course with students receiving 40 hours of instruction and are expected to provide 40 hours of volunteer service relating to horticulture. This class is offered once a year and it is recommended to register early to reserve your place in the class. We will start accepting registrations on November 15, 2012. You may either register on-line or file out an application form and bring it and a check to the extension office at 44 N. 100 E., St. George, UT
Application form On-line registration
Master Gardeners is a nationally recognized program that is conducted by land grant universities all over the country. Students are taught basic horticulture, entomology, pathology and how to relate what they have learned to solve horticulture problems. Information is presented about local soils, native plants and recommended plant materials for the area. General fruit and vegetable production will also be taught as well as lawn care. The schedule will be available soon.
Master Gardeners who complete the course are expected to return some service to the community. Although it is expected that participants will help educate other citizens concerning horticulture, it is not mandatory. Opportunities for service include talking to church and civic clubs, conducting plant clinics, working on community garden projects and answering horticulture related questions.
Registration fee for the class is $130 per person. Once class begins, the fee is not refundable. Each student will receive a Master Gardener CD and numerous handouts. Those who complete the class will receive a certificate. Classes will be held at the Extension office located at 44 North 100 East.
If you are interested please call 634-5706 ext. 0.
Application forms can be picked up in the office located at 44 N. 100 E., St. George, UT 84770.