Friday, 11. January 2019, USU Botanical Center, 2019 USU Garden Docent Program Registration

Dear Master Gardener,
Become a USU Garden Docent and help others to enjoy the vast resources we have to offer at the Ogden Botanical Gardens and the Utah State University Botanical Center. Docents work directly with USU Extension and Garden Staff to oversee garden improvements and support educational activities on site. Docent responsibilities include working with the public at garden events, conducting tours, and sharing their knowledge of horticultural facets found in the gardens. Docents also help train new volunteers and garden apprentices.

This program has a 3-year commitment.  
Below is a brief description of how the Docent Program will work:
Year 1: Garden Apprentice (Requirements)         

Must have graduated from a Master Gardener Program – including 40 hours of community service in horticulture.   
Must complete ALL training sessions (see schedule below)
Must volunteer at one special event (i.e. Baby Animal Days, or Garden Tour)
Must maintain a current garden membership (Included with Docent Apprentice Fee)

Year 2 & 3: Garden Docent                                                                                        

Must have completed all requirements in the Garden Apprentice Program
Must maintain a current garden membership
Must commit to volunteer a minimum of 25 hours in your assigned area at the USU Gardens and help as needed in training new volunteers under the direction of USU Garden staff members
Must volunteer at one special event or other outreach opportunity

Docent apprentice training sessions will be held in these areas, on the following dates:

Feb 8: Plant Introduction/Greenhouse – USUBC       

Mar 8: Pruning/Edibles – USUBC                               

April 12: Arboretum – USUBC                                     

May 10-11: Public Events - Baby Animal Days

June 14: Herbaceous/Landscape - USUBC         

July 12: Garden Design Fieldtrip - USUBC

Aug 9: Tour & Diagnostics Training - OBG

 Sep 13: Service Day

We will celebrate on Oct 16 with a Docent Appreciation Dinner at 6pm in the Kaysville Education Center Room #133.

If selected to participate, you will be notified by Jan 15, 2019  with an email notice and a link to pay a one-time Docent training and supplies fee of $100 which is due by January 25, 2019. This fee includes a 2019 USU Garden Membership.
If you have any questions, please call 801-399-8201.

2019 USU Garden Docent Program Registration

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