University of Wyoming Extension News

Park County extension offers Master Gardener training

Master Gardener training with hands-on instruction from University of Wyoming Extension horticultural experts starts March 5 in Cody.

“This is an excellent opportunity for people who love gardening to learn more about horticulture, network with local gardeners and serve their communities,” said Sandra Frost, extension educator.

Training sessions are 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 5-April 30, in the basement of the Park County Courthouse in Cody.

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

 

“The course will be 48 hours of gardening classes on a variety of topics, including soils, insects, plant diseases, integrated pest management, vegetable and flower gardening, lawns, pruning and more,” said Frost. “The class is open to the general public as well as to those wishing to become Master Gardeners.”

Applications are available at the Powell extension office or at the Cody office in the basement of the Park County Courthouse.

For more information and to register, call Frost at 307-754-8836 or 307-527-8836 or email her at sfrost1@uwyo.edu.