Master Gardener Program
Part-Time Non-Credit Certificate Program

2017-18 Master Gardener Program

Wednesdays, September 6, 2017 - April 18, 2018, 8:30 am to 4 pm

For serious hobby gardeners or individuals interested in a professional career in the horticulture industry, the Master Gardener Program will help you become the gardener you've always wanted to be.
Program Description
The program offers intensive theoretical and hands-on learning, through classroom lectures, tours and an integrated practicum, led by senior DBG horticulturists and industry experts, in the 240-acre setting of the Devonian Botanic Garden. A small student-to-instructor ratio is designed to provide a high level of interaction between students and instructors.
Program Requirements
The program requires varied assignments, written examinations, a plant identification project, and practicum hours to be completed by the program end date. A self-directed practical component of twenty hours must be completed by August 1, 2018. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be issued a Master Gardener Certificate. Master Gardener graduates are required to contribute 10 hours per year in a volunteer capacity at the Devonian Botanic Garden in order to maintain their status.

Note: Applicants should be aware that study and assignments for the Master Gardener program require a significant investment of time. While it is possible to successfully complete the program requirements while employed full-time, it is not recommended.  

Prerequisite

Secondary (High School) Education – some post-secondary school (education or experience) is an asset.  

Program Goals
  • To provide training necessary to proficiently share information with the gardening public (through special event days & public information).
  • To provide a comprehensive base of knowledge that will enable graduates to become more informed gardeners.
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Fees

Fee covers the costs of all lectures, tours, practicum supervision, supplies and photocopy costs. Textbooks are extra cost. 

Registration Fee: $200. Due with application (non-refundable). 
Course Fee: $855. Due August 1, 2017 (refundable within one week of program commencement).

Application Information

A maximum of 32 students are accepted. This program fills quickly; early application is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Applications are reviewed prior to acceptance into the program. 

Applicants will be notified of acceptance within 10 business days of application.

A syllabus and booklist are provided prior to the beginning of the program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 14, 2017


 

Contact Us

Email dbg.mastergardener@ualberta.ca or call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2229

Topics include

  • Aboriculture
  • Alpine Gardens
  • Annuals
  • Biological Controls in the Greenhouse Environment
  • Botanical Nomenclature and Keys
  • Botany
  • Herbaria
  • Herbs
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Landscaping
  • Lawns
  • Lilies
  • Perennials
  • Permaculture
  • Plant Diseases
  • Plant Physiology
  • Propagation
  • Pruning
  • Roses
  • Seeds
  • Soils
  • Tropical Plants
  • Vegetables
  • Weed Identification
  • Woody Ornamentals

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