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Master Gardener Training

Learn and share

Get together with other gardeners who share a passion for horticulture and are dedicated to learning and growing their knowledge to share with their community.  

The Master Gardener training program caters to participants who have a passion for gardening, wanting to expand their knowledge in the horticulture field, or wanting to become a Master Gardener!  

The training program consists of four independent-study classes available online and a one-week, on-site summer school.  Participants have the opportunity to take one course or all courses.  

A passion for gardening

Master Gardener organizations are a network of associations throughout North America who share a passion for gardening.

Volunteers dedicated to providing horticultural information to the public run these not-for-profit organizations.

  • Atlantic Master Gardener Association:  “Master Gardeners in Training must successfully complete an educational component in addition to meeting the required annual volunteer hours (25 a year) for two years and 8 hours of continuing education every 2 years before they can become certified as Master Gardeners.”
  • Master Gardeners of Ontario Inc.

Detailed Outline of Courses

2016-2017  Course Intake Dates:

Start October 3, 2016 - Deadline for Registration September 21, 2016

Start November 15, 2016 - Deadline for Registration November 1, 2016

Start February 1, 2017 - Deadline for Registration January 15, 2017

Master Gardener Program Forms:

February 2017 Registration Form Cost per course is $375 including the Distance Education Fee.

All courses have a 6 month time frame for completion.

Refund Policy

Tuition cannot be refunded after the course materials have been sent to you or you have accessed the online course materials.  


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