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April News & Events

Are You Curious about Working with Extension?

We are hiring for multiple summer internship positions! Please call 435-336-3222 or email [email protected] for more information and application details.


Trout Friendly Landscaping Workshop

April 17th, 2023

6:00-8:30 on Zoom

Trout-friendly landscaping refers to practices that protect rivers and wetlands by choosing water-wise behaviors, prioritizing drought-tolerant, native, and pollinator-friendly plants, and minimizing the use of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.

Join us for a Trout Friendly Landscape workshop. Experts will present on soil health, water conservation, native plants, turfgrass, and more!

Details & Registeration 
Details & Registeration

Photo Credit: Mike Flaherty

Uinta Ground Squirrels

It may not seem like Spring is here yet, but Uinta ground squirrels (aka potguts) are starting to emerge! To learn more about these sometimes frustrating burrowing mammals, check out the recorded webinar What's What About Potguts. In it, Dr. Nikki Frey, USU Extension Wildlife Biology specialist, gives insight into the critical role they play in our ecosystem and details how we can protect our gardens and properties while reducing negative impacts on our environment

Recorded Webinar

Noxious Weed EDDMapS Workshop

May 18th, 2023, at 6:00 pm

Ledges Event Center - 202 Park Road Coalville, UT 84017

USU Extension and the Summit County Weed Department are hosting a workshop on how to use EDDMapS to track populations of noxious weeds. Registration coming soon! Call 435-336-3216 or email [email protected] for more information.



Apple Tree Pruning Workshop

Pruning your fruit trees doesn't have to be intimidating. Come learn the basics of pruning with USU Extension agent Wesley Crump. The demonstration will be on mature apple trees, but we'll discuss other fruit trees as well. This event is free and open to the public. Please watch the weather and dress appropriately as this will be held in an orchard setting.

The class will be on April 15th from 10-11:30 am at Summerhouse Farms in Heber City.

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Seed Starting Workshop

USU Extension Wasatch & Summit Counties and Summit Community Gardens are excited to host this seed-starting workshop open to Master Gardeners as well as the public. This in-person class will go over all the basics for starting seeds indoors including scheduling, equipment, seeding mixtures, water, fertilizer, and lighting. Get out of the snow for an evening and walk away with your own started seeds. All materials will be provided, including an assortment of seeds, but participants are also encouraged to bring their own to sow and share what has worked in their gardens. The class will be held at the USU Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter in the Naturalist room.

The class will be on April 20th from 6-7:30 pm.

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Wasatch and Summit Counties Horticulture Needs Survey

The purpose of this survey is to help USU Extension better understand the horticulture-related needs of those in Wasatch and Summit Counties in order to better design programs, workshops, and educational materials. We're here to serve you and want to do that better!


Wasatch Back Fruit Tree Citizen Science Project

The purpose of this survey is to collect names and contact information (email) for anyone along the Wasatch Back that is interested in participating in the Wasatch Back Fruit Tree Citizen Science Project. The goal of this project is to gather local data on fruit trees (only APPLE AND PEACH currently) bloom time, fruit set, and ripening timing. By giving your name and email in this survey, you are indicating that you want me (Wesley Crump) to contact you with additional surveys close to bloom and harvest time (and send reminders during these periods). The information in those additional surveys will be extremely helpful for others in the valley wanting to know what fruit tree cultivars reliably perform well. Please contact me ([email protected]) with any questions, thanks!


USU Extension Gardener's Almanac Monthly Gardening Checklist

Here is a list to help you better prepare your gardens.

Check List


Kitchen appliances are available for checkout!

Summit County residents can check out/reserve our appliances and sewing machines by calling our office at 435-336-3217. Check out what is available below.

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Get Your Taxes Done for FREE!

It's officially tax season! We are offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides FREE tax preparation and filing for those who make under $60,000. We provide this program virtually and at our office, the Kamas Library, and the Park City Library! Contact Kenzie at 435-336-3222 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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Free Financial Wellness Workshop

Join us for a personal finance workshop on April 6th at 6pm in the Kimball Junction Library. This workshop's focus is on money personalities, helping people pinpoint underlying financial habits, attitudes and motivations to make real behavior changes.

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We're Hiring an Intern!

Have experience with video editing? Help create educational YouTube videos on mental health and relationship topics. Compensation is $17/hr. If you're interested in applying, please send your resume to [email protected].

We are seeking paid volunteers to teach traditional Family and Consumer Science classes, such as cooking, sewing, quilting, and other skills. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jared Hawkins at 435-336-3218, [email protected].


Register for i4-H Camp

Attention all 7th and 8th graders! Registration for i4-H Camp is now open! This fun, exciting, hands-on camp is designed especially for youth completing 7th and 8th grades. They will participate in workshops, play games and do other activities, and get to know other teens from all across the state!

i4-H will be held June 19th-21st at Utah State University in Logan, UT. Sign up now through your Zsuite account. Registration will close on May 22nd.

Questions? Reach out to [email protected]

USU Extension Summit County
45 E 100 N Coalville, UT 84017

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