August 2011


With gardens producing an abundance of vegetables and fruits it is time to use them and store the rest for the long winter ahead. The Utah State University Extension Youtube channel provides easy to follow cooking videos for the produce coming from your yard and garden. With the excess produce, learn some easy preservation steps from one of our classes to continue to use your fresh produce throughout the year.  Join in at the Salt Lake USU Extension site for presentations and demonstrations on August 4th and 5th.  Or take a free canning class from the Utah Botanical Center on August 20th.  

New Class Postings


Making the "Perfect" Salsa

Date: August 18, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

 Location: Ogden Botanical Gardens

Click here to learn more 


Food Preservation

Date: August 20, Two Sessions, 9 - 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Utah Botanical Center - Utah House

Click here to learn more  


Flower Seed Saving Basics

Date: September 15, Noon - 1 p.m.

Location: Ogden Botanical Gardens

Click here to learn more 

Date: September 17, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Utah Botanical Center

Click here to learn more 


Garden Fair Festival 

Date: September 17, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: Utah Botanical Center

 More information to come 


Salsa Showdown 


On August 18th, at the UBC Farmers Market, the annual Salsa Showdown will commence. Register to become a contestant, come with your winning recipe and we'll provide the tomatoes.  For more information and to register call 801-399-8081.


UBC Farmers Market 


The Utah Botanical Center Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 5 - 8 p.m. until October.  Enjoy the local vendors, entertainment and demonstrations.  On August 11th come for the annual sweet corn grilling event.  For updates on local vendors and weekly demonstrations visit their Facebook page. 

Become a Member

The "Friends of the Garden" Membership Program helps ensure that the gardens keep growing. Your support helps as we develop more demonstration gardens and green space for our future.  Click here for more information on becoming a member. 

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Utah State University  Botanical Center  
725 South Sego Lily Drive
Kaysville, UT  84037
phone: (801) 593-8969

Ogden Botanical Gardens
1750 Monroe Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84401
phone: (801) 399-8201

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