Any Fremont County residents interested in learning more about gardening in Wyoming?

by | Aug 14, 2019 8:32AM

Photo: UW Extension state Master Gardener coordinator Chris Hilgert

University of Wyoming Extension is offering an online Master Gardening course this fall from September 10th – December 3rd. 

Cousrse details shared below from UW Extension office:

Most classes will be Tuesday evenings except for Wednesday Oct. 2 and 16. All classes are 6-9 p.m., said Chris Hilgert, UW Extension horticulture specialist and state master gardener coordinator.

Each class will be taught live by instructors using Zoom, a free video-conferencing program that can be used on a smartphone, tablet or computer. Visit for more information.

“Offering the Master Gardener training online is really exciting because we have an opportunity to reach a broader audience across the state,” said Hilgert.

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Classes cover topics in botany, soils, flowers, trees, shrubs, lawns, vegetables, fruits, entomology, pesticide safety and diagnosing plant problems. Courses will be led by Hilgert; extension agriculture and horticulture educator Caitlin Youngquist; extension soils specialist Jay Norton; extension horticulture specialist Karen Panter; Natrona County extension horticulture educator Donna Hoffman; extension pesticide applicator training coordinator Jeff Edwards; extension plant pathology specialist Bill Stump; extension weed specialist Debalin Sarangi; and extension entomology specialist Scott Schell.

“Anyone who has a passion for gardening and who loves to learn will enjoy the Master Gardener program,” said Hilgert. “All of the classes focus on growing in Wyoming’s challenging climate.”

The Master Gardener program also provides an opportunity to become part of a community of volunteers who help others learn to grow, said Hilgert.

Registration is $75 and includes sales tax and one shipped copy of Sustainable Horticulture for Wyoming: A Master Gardener Handbook.    

To register and view the schedule of classes visit Once registered, Hilgert will send an email with instructions on how to join the Zoom training. The Master Gardener book will be shipped to the registrant or their local UW Extension office.

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