Part-Time, Non-Credit Certificate Program
2017-18 Master Gardener Program
Saturdays, September 9, 2017 - March 10, 2018, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
at the Calgary Zoo
(excludes October 7, November 11, December 23 and 30, February
Information: Click here to read the brochure regarding course
This program connects with other gardeners who also share a
passion for horticulture and want to expand their knowledge of
The program is perfect for gardeners interested in learning more
about the art and science of gardening and who might be looking for
future volunteer opportunities in the community.
The program is both theoretical and practical. It includes
classroom and hands-on learning, tours provided by horticulturists,
experienced practitioners and industry experts. A volunteer
practicum will take the participants from the status of MIT (Master
Gardener in Training) to a Master Gardener.
The program takes students through an intensive program with
assignments, written examinations, a plant identification project,
and a volunteer practicum of forty hours to be completed by August
1, 2018. This program requires an investment of time.
Secondary (High School) Education - some post-secondary school
(education or experience) is an asset.
The Society's mandate is to educate, promote and support
gardening successfully in the chinook zone. It is driven by the
belief that as the gardening community grows, the city's quality of
life is enhanced, and so is the environment. We are thrilled to
work with the Calgary Zoo to take over its well-established Master
Gardener Program this September.
Come Grow with us!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2017
Fee covers all program costs including lectures, tours,
practicum supervision, supplies and photocopy costs.
Registration Fee: $200
Due with application (non-refundable)
Course Fee: $1,000
Due with application
Please note the fee does not include the entrance to the
This program fills quickly; early application is recommended to
Download and print the application form
Return the form via email, fax, or in person. Contact details
Withdrawals from the course must be submitted in writing and may
be submitted by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org); by fax
(403-287-6986); or by mail or in person (208 50 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
T2S 2S1). In order for you to be eligible for a full course fee
refund, written withdrawal from the course must be received four
(4) working days prior to the start date (excluding Saturdays,
Sundays and statutory holidays). Cancellations received after that
will NOT be refunded. Please quote your full name, address and
phone number. Refunds may take up to two weeks to process.