At a joyous ceremony on April 2, the Toronto Master Gardeners gathered to celebrate the induction of 10 new graduates of the Master Gardeners in Training program.
All Master Gardeners must successfully complete university horticultural studies during their 2-3 year Master Gardener in Training period. Once graduated, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements to make sure that their advice to gardeners is based on current horticultural knowledge.
In addition to welcoming the 10 new full-fledged Master Gardeners, the group celebrated long standing volunteer service with anniversary awards to 11 five-year members, 4 ten-year members and 4 fifteen-year members. One 25-year award was given to a loyal volunteer whose dedication to serving the gardening public dates back to the organization’s founding.
Part of an international non-profit network, Toronto Master Gardeners are a group of more than 130 trained horticulturists who volunteer their time to provide advice to home gardeners in the Toronto area.
To learn more about becoming a Master Gardener, click here.