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Become a Master Gardener

To become a Master Gardener you must complete the Master Gardener Study Program offered by Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture.

There are 4 Online Courses and a 1 week on-site Summer School at Dalhousie University, Truro Campus.

Further information is available at the Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture Website.


To become a Certified Master Gardener, you must complete the Education Program and 25 hours of volunteer services.

Once Certified, you must complete 25 hours of volunteer service & 4 hours of professional development/continuing education every year.

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We encourage all registered students to become AMGA Members

Becoming a student member (Master Gardener in Training) puts you in contact with other Master Gardeners, Monthly Zoom gardening sessions, AMGA Newsletter, Conferences, Workshops, Gardening Events and much more.

Becoming involved with the AMGA can also provide opportunities to be present in your community, by offering valuable assistance with gardening topics that are also of your interest  

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