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


Graduation Dinner for Master Gardener 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

Food for seniors for Meals Plus

Wheeler Farm Demonstration Garden

Total Hours of Service Donated: 500+

Number of Native Plants Planted: 101 (large trees, small shrubs & grasses)

Master Gardeners working at Wheeler Farm

Protectors of Urban Pollinators (PUPS) – Youth Horticulture Program 2015

Total Service Hours: 347

Total Number of youth participants: 1,721

Master Gardeners teaching PUPS