The USU Master Gardener classes will begin on February 4, 2016. The formal training consists of 40 or more hours of classroom and laboratory training. Classes cover basic botany, soils, fertilizers, vegetables, fruits, entomology, pathology, turf grasses, tree, shrubs, ornamental flowers, pesticide safety, pest management, and interior plants. In addition to the training, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer time before being certified as a Master Gardener. Both the afternoon and evening classes will be taught at Thanksgiving Point on Thursdays. Choose either the 1 o'clock class or the 6 o'clock class. Classes continue weekly until April 28th.