Want to be a Master Gardener? Classes begin April 7

(Riverton, WY) – Fremont County’s Master Gardeners will meet this Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the UW Extension Office, Fremont County Fairgrounds, 814 S Federal Blvd #100 in Riverton.

On the agenda will include farmers’ market and strawberry project reports, a discussion about the community garden at the Soldiers House, a plants and perennials plot at the Shoshone Rose casino, and a request for strawberry starts for this year’s  “Grow Our Own” project.

Want to be a Master Gardener? Classes begin on April 7 and continue through May 26, and will be held at Hudson Town Hall and various locations. To be eligible for “Fremont County Master Gardener” status, you must attend at least 7 of the 9 sessions offered.


The cost is $85 and includes a Master Gardeners Handbook. Limited space may be available.

For more details or to register, attend Tuesday’s meeting or call the UW Extension office at 307-857-3654 or email Ernie Schierwagen at [email protected] 

Master Gardeners’ schedule of topics and educators:

April 7  Introduction to Master Gardeners


Chance Marshall, UW Fremont County Extension Educator

Amanda Small, UW Extension Educator, Wind River Indian Reservation

Ernie Schierwagen, Fremont County Master Gardeners President


Soils & Composting

Brian Sebade, UW Extension Educator, Albany County

April 14  Tree Care Management


Josh Shroyer, Flaming Tree Solutions and Fremont County Tree Board

April 21  Lawn and Turf Care

Donna Hoffman, UW Extension Horticulture Educator, Natrona County

April 23  Lander Valley Garden Expo

April 28  Plant Selection for Fremont County

Griff Sprout, Sprouts Greenhouse

May 5  Vegetable Gardening

Ernie Schierwagen, Fremont County Master Gardeners President

May 12  Season Extension and Irrigation

Dave Morneau, Popo Agie Conservation District

May 19  Entomology

Scott Schell, UW Extension Entomology Specialist

May 26  Field Trip: Garden Tour


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