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University of Wyoming Extension Master Gardener Program

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Online Master Gardener Training September - December, 2020


University of Wyoming Extension Master Gardener program is an extensive training and volunteer program focused on gardening and horticultural production in Wyoming. If you have a passion for gardening and want to learn more, the Master Gardener program is for you! For those who also want to give back to their communities through volunteer service, you would be joining a group of over 200 other volunteers who support locally grown produce, beautiful communities to live in, and who share a common interest - Gardening!

Here's what you can expect:

Master Gardener trainings have been offered through local UW Extension offices since 1985. Trainees receive over 40 hours of education on topics including: botany, soils, composting, season extension techniques (high tunnels, backyard greenhouses, low tunnels, raised bed gardening), growing vegetables and herbs, growing fruit trees and berry crops, landscape design, trees and shrubs, lawn care, annual and perennial flowers, pest management, pesticide safety, diagnosing plant problems, and entomology. Classes are taught by UW Extension educators with subject matter expertise, specifically related to Wyoming growing conditions. You also receive Sustainable Horticulture For Wyoming: A Master Gardener Handbook.

On average, about half of those who complete the Master Gardener training participate in the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. After completing the training, Master Gardener volunteers give back to their communities through volunteer service. Volunteer activities are coordinated at the local level to address local needs and opportunities. Master Gardeners are asked to provide 40 hours of volunteer time in their own communities. Wyoming Master Gardener volunteer activities include community beautification, community gardens, demonstration gardens, educational conferences and workshops, garden tours, plant production, office support for UW Extension, school gardens, youth programs, diagnosing plant problems, and yard calls. Volunteer opportunities vary by location and may not be available in all locations.

Whether you are a beginning gardener or have years of experience, you will take away knowledge and skills that make you a better gardener after completing the Master Gardener training. Many Master Gardeners continue with the program for years and years. The longer a Master Gardener stays with the program, the more they learn and the more they share. University of Wyoming Extension Educators and active Master Gardeners offer advanced education to build on your base of knowledge. Master Gardeners typically enjoy the social aspect of learning together, volunteering together, and helping others. 

REGISGTRATION COMING SOON: Online Master Gardener training - September - December, 2020

FACE TO FACE TRAININGS: Contact your local UW Extenison office for training opportunities, fees, and schedules.

Chris Hilgert, UW Extension Master Gardener Program Statewide Coordinator

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