The 13-week Master Gardener program in Davis County starts Jan. 25 and 26 at the Utah State University Wetland Discovery Point Building, 676 S. 50 West, Kaysville. Participants can register for either the Tuesday or Wednesday session. Both are held from 9 a.m. to noon. Besides class work, the program also includes 40 hours of mandatory volunteer hours. Classes are taught by specialists and offer participants hand-on opportunities. Topics covered include: trees and shrubs, flowers, insects and diseases, landscape design, turf grass, water conservation, fruits and vegetables, pesticides, soils, nutrients and other horticulture and gardening information. Cost is $150 per person. Registration forms are available at the USU Extension Office in Farmington or call Stacie at 801-451-3403. Space is limited.
Learn to cook
If "becoming a better cook" is one of your New Year's resolutions, there are several Utah cooking schools and instructors offering classes that will help you meet your new goal.
The No Place Like Home cooking store, 1685 Bonanza, Park City, is offering a six-week "Cooking Essentials" course on Wednesdays starting today, Jan. 5 and continuing through Feb. 16. (No class on Jan. 26.) The class will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and will be taught by culinary instructor Susan Odell. It costs $250, which includes a $50 store credit. Each class will cover a different topic including knife skills, stocking a pantry; and the best way to cook proteins, starches, vegetables and grains. To sign up or get more information call the store at 435-649-9700.
The Viking Cooking School, 2233 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City also is offering a four-week Baking Classics course. It will be held Saturdays beginning Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $499 a person. Each class will cover a different topic including: cookies/custards, breads, pies/tarts and cakes/souffles. To register or get more information call 801-464-0113