Most of the counties in northern Utah and many others around the state have Master Gardener programs. Larry Sagers and others will teach Master Gardener classes starting the end of this month in USU offices in Tooele, Provo and at Thanksgiving Point. Call 435-843-2350 for information on the Tooele County program and 801-851-8479 for information on the classes in Provo and Thanksgiving Point. For other counties, contact your local USU office. Go to for that information.

Lecture by Marv Paulson, Hortica Design: "Native Trees & Shrubs for the Landscape," Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. — noon, Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular garden admission/members free. No registration required. For more information go to

Learn Basic Landscape Design from Larry Sagers at Thanksgiving Point. The class runs Tuesdays throughout October from 10 a.m.-noon. The class includes a free 15-minute individual consultation on your landscape plan by USU Extension Service Master Gardeners. Call 801-768-7443 or go to

Garden Mini Expo at Thanksgiving Point from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Sept. 16. Four classes will be taught each hour. Most of the classes cost $5.To register, call 801-768-7443 or go to