Many congratulations to our 2015 Master Gardener program graduates!
This blog post is dedicated to your hard work and commitment, and showing up to volunteer events with a can-do attitude! Maybe I’m biased, but Salt Lake County has the best batch of Master Gardener volunteers anywhere. Working with this exceptional group of people is truly one of the best parts of my job. Thank you everybody for everything you did to help make the USU Extension Master Gardener program a success in 2015!
If you are not currently a Master Gardener volunteer and would be interested in taking the program in Salt Lake County in 2016, it’s time to sign-up on our interest list now! Signing-up does not mean you have to commit to taking the program, but you will be emailed notifications about upcoming orientation dates and application deadlines. Here is the link to program details and by clicking, ‘Sign-up today’, you will will be added to the interest ‘mailing list’ and receive updates on the 2016 program.
2015 Master Gardener Program Highlights
Number of 2015 Master Gardener Graduates: 70
Total Hours of Service: 3,833
MealsPlus Garden Highlights
Total Hours of Service: 1,023
Total Pounds of Produce from Meals Plus Harvest Garden: 2,000+
Donation Value: $5,600
Total Pounds Donated from entire program: 10,340
Total Donation Value: $23,760
Wheeler Farm Demonstration Garden
Total Hours of Service Donated: 500+
Number of Native Plants Planted: 101 (large trees, small shrubs & grasses)
Protectors of Urban Pollinators (PUPS) – Youth Horticulture Program 2015
Total Service Hours: 347
Total Number of youth participants: 1,721
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