Toronto Master Gardeners are welcoming new volunteers. On September 15, interested gardeners will take a basic gardening knowledge entrance exam. Upon passing the exam, they will be interviewed to determine their commitment to public service and volunteerism. Interviews take place September 22, 24 and 25.
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Successful recruits will begin their apprenticeship in January and spend either 2 or 3 years as Master Gardeners in Training, depending on how long it takes them to complete the educational requirements.
The educational requirements for trainees include completing either 3 on-line courses from the University of Guelph or 4 on-line courses from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. If the recruits already have a solid horticultural background, they may have the option of writing a certification exam.
All Master Gardeners and trainees must fulfill annual volunteer obligations:
- Provide at least 30 hours of approved volunteer service;
- Attend a minimum of four Toronto Master Gardener monthly meetings;
- Undertake approved continuing education activities, totaling 6 Continuing Education Units
Join the Toronto Master Gardeners and share your love of gardening by educating, inspiring and informing others.