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Become a Master Gardener

  • Do you want to learn more about gardens, expert gardening, and growing plants?
  • Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with other interested gardeners?
  • Are you willing to participate in an intensive training program?
  • Do you have time to do the training and act as a horticulture volunteer?

    If you said yes to these questions, then you should consider becoming an Atlantic Master Gardener.

About the training

The Department of Environmental Sciences, in cooperation with Extended Learning  at the Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture developed the Master Gardener Training Program to fulfill the education component of becoming a Master Gardener. The program is offered through Extended Learning   and consists of 4 independent study courses available online, and a one-week, on site summer school. Each course is  6 months long and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during this time. Students can print the materials and read them in bed, or outside while admiring the garden!

The Master Gardener Training Program at Dalhousie University brings together gardeners who share a passion for horticulture of all kinds, and are dedicated to learning and growing their knowledge to share with their community.

For more information please visit the Dal website

Please download our AMGA Student membership form, then simply send along with membership dues to the address provided on the form. You can maintain a membership in our association while you are a student without having to comply with our volunteer service hours. You must be enrolled in a course to maintain your student membership.

Read about the mandatory volunteer hours to become Certified and remain Certified each year. You will have your first year after graduation to become Certified and you will then be obligated to be re-certified every year.


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