2019 Prince George Master Gardener Program

Master Gardeners are indivduals with a passion for horticulture, education ang giving back to the community by sharing their knowledge of environmentally sound gardening practices with various community groups and organizations, through clinics, seminars, public displays and special projects.

This intensive 78-hour course is designed for the enthusiastic home gardener, providing up-to-date information on all the gardening basics. The course combines home study, classroom instruction and assignments.  Learn from other Master Gardeners and local gardening experts abouta series of topics relevant to northern BC.

The Master Gardener Basic Training Program includes a series of 12 courses offered through the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society at UNBC in Prince George.

To pursue the Master Gardener Certification, students will complete the Master Gardener Basic Training Program.  The program consists of 12 classroom/field days and a final examination.  Exceptions may be made only in special situations with the approval of the Lead Instructor or Program Coordinator

To complete their training and obtain Master Gardener Certification, trainees are required to complete a minimum of 30 volunteer hours and 5 self-education hours each year for a total of 70 hours over two years. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated by the Volunteer Coordinator for the Prince George Chapter.

After the training period, a Master Gardener must complete a minimum of 15 volunteer hours and 5 self-education hours each year to maintain their standing. 

Master Gardeners assist in horticultural education within the community by doing gardening clinics, lectures and demonstrations, working on research projects or school and community gardening projects and in many other areas.

Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners in Training must maintain membership with the Master Gardeners Association of BC and the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society. 

For further information about the Basic Training Program email the coordinator at mastergardener@ddbotgarden.bc.ca

The next Basic Training Program will be held January - April of 2019.  


For more information about the Master Gardener Association of British Columbia see www.mgabc.org 




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