Do you live or cottage in the Haliburton Highlands or close by? Are you passionate about learning, teaching, writing, organizing and serving your community for the love of plants?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, please get in touch with the local coordinator for a chat about your interests and expectations. Arrange to attend a meeting and meet members to see if it will be a good fit with where you are in your life. You will be given information in addition to what you find on the website. You will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours a year including attending monthly meetings. (It’s not hard).
As a trainee you have 3 years to complete the educational requirements at your own expense.
There are three educational paths:
- Successfully complete three specified online courses offered by the University of Guelph ; or
- Successfully complete four specified online courses offered by Dalhousie University; or
- Pass the Certification Exam with a score of 70% or better. This option is for those who have prior education or experience or who complete an extensive self-directed study program.
*Please note that the Master Gardener certification can’t be used to solicit paid work as a horticultural expert. The program originated with OMAFRA as a public service to home gardeners.
*If the distance is too great to travel to MG meetings and events please consider joining the online group of master gardeners. Contact email@example.com or talk to us about a hybrid approach.
For more information please check out The Master Gardeners of Ontario.