University of Wyoming Extension News

Hot Springs County extension provides Master Gardener training

Barton Stam

Barton Stam

Training to become a Master Gardener or to learn more about gardening begins Monday,March 4, offered by the Hot Springs County office of the University of Wyoming Extension.

Training sessions are 9 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays March 4-April 29 in Thermopolis.

“Attendees will get 48 hours of training on multiple topics including soils, insect control, plant diseases, integrated pest management, vegetable and flower gardening, lawns, pruning and more,” said Barton Stam, extension educator. “Anyone is welcome to join, especially those striving to become Master Gardeners.”

The course fee is $125 for those intending to become Master Gardeners and $225 for those not intending to become Master Gardeners. The fee includes the “UW Sustainable Horticulture Handbook,” one soil test and classroom materials.

“The training enables people who love gardening to learn more about horticulture from extension experts, connect with like-minded individuals and engage in activities that will benefit their local communities,” said Stam.

Applications are available at the Hot Springs extension office in Thermopolis. For more information, contact Stam at 307-864-3421 or at