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TSMG Training Overview

  • Training is offered in partnership with Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops
  • The purpose of Basic Training is to train experienced gardeners to become future volunteer educators withing the Master Gardener Organization.
  • All keen gardeners with an interest in gardening and volunteer work are encouraged to apply
  • The two parts of the training begin with Classroom Training in gardening basics such as botany, soils, composting, plant propagation and environmentally responsible gardening practices.  Course assignments, homework and a final exam are part of this stage.
  • Master Gardener in Training (MGIT) - Volunteer Service is the second component of the course.   This includes 68 volunteer hours over a two year period.  Hours could include giving advice to the public in 'clinics' at garden centres and nurseries, participating in community projects or writing and speaking on gardening topics.
  • Once one is a Master Gardener, gardeners remains active by competing 15 hours of volunteer hours a year plus 5 hours of coninuing gardening education.
  • Interested?  Please fill in the the applicaition form provided here.
  • Come and enjoy gardening with us.
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