FARMINGTON – The Davis County Master Gardener volunteer program is gearing up for another year.
The program is geared to those passionate about gardening who are also willing and able to volunteer in sharing their knowledge.
The Utah State University Extension program starts classes Feb. 5. They will be held weekly on Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon and will be held at the USU/Kaysville Education Building at the Utah Botanical Center campus, 725 S. 50 West, Kaysville.
Specialists will provide instruction and participants will get hands-on experience, a USU Extension press release said.
Topics to be covered include trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, flowers, insects and diseases, landscape design, turf grass, soils and more related to horticulture and gardening.
Forty hours of mandatory volunteer service is also a required part of the program. Participants may volunteer at the USU Botanical Center including its Varga Arboretum and Utah House and at plant diagnostic clinics.
The cost is $150. Pre-registration is required. Call Stacie at 801-451-3403 to receive a registration form or visit USU Davis County Extension at 28 E. State Street, Room 200, in the old Memorial Courthouse just north of the new county building, Farmington.