Master Gardener Program
2013-14 Master Gardener Program
Part-Time Non-Credit Certificate Program
Offered Wednesdays commencing September 4, 2013 until April 23, 2014, 8:30 am to 4 pm. The program will focus on classroom lectures, tours and an integrated practicum. Students learn practical and theoretical information regarding the following topics: annuals, perennials, woody ornamentals, propagation, seeds, soils, plant diseases, integrated pest management, herbaria, botanical nomenclature and keys, lawns, landscaping, botany, plant physiology, weed identification, permaculture, pruning, Japanese Gardens, alpine gardens, tropical plants, roses, lilies, vegetables and herbs.
Program requirements include small assignments, written examination(s), a plant identification project, and practicum hours to be completed by the program end date. A self-directed practical component of twenty hours can be completed by August 1, 2014. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be issued a Master Gardener Certificate.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2013
Secondary (High School) Education – some post secondary school (education or experience) would be an asset. Applications are reviewed prior to acceptance into the program. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with a syllabus and booklist.
- 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
$975 fee covers the costs of all lectures, tours, practicum supervision, supplies and photocopy costs. A $200 registration fee is due with the application and applied to the overall cost of the program*. A maximum of 32 students are accepted in this program, therefore, you are encouraged to apply well in advance of the deadline in order to avoid disapointment. Cheques should be made payable to the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden. *Fees for the application are only charged upon acceptance into the program. You will not be charged if you are not accepted into the program
The small student to instructor ratio in the program is designed to provide an intense level of interaction between the students and instructors. $440.00 is due on August 1, 2013 and is only refundable within one week of the program commencement (September 11, 2013). The final installment of $335.00 is due and payable on November 1, 2013. Text Books are an extra cost. A Book List and Program Syllabus will be sent to successful applicants. Instructors: DBG staff and other industry professionals.
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Email or call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2229