Maintaining the Garden is a web-based distance education course and is part of the Master Gardener Training Program. Garden maintenance is an inescapable fact of having a garden! You will learn what to do, why you do it, and how to do it. By understanding these principles, you will be able to take the best approach to the problem at hand.
Course OutlineThis course will give you the upper hand in getting the garden that you want. You will examine common gardening practices - looking at what they are, how they are done and why. You will develop environmentally sound strategies to manage weeds, insects and diseases in your garden.
- Gardening Techniques and Tools
- Weeds and Weed Control
- Plant Health
Technical Requirements: Internet (High Speed preferred). Reliable computer/laptop device. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word for submitting assignments.
Course Dates: Courses start three times a year, October 1st, November 15th, and February 1st. The registration deadline is one week prior to the start date of each course.
Number of Courses: Students are to take ONE course at a time per intake, unless otherwise approved by Extended Learning.
Refunds: Course refunds are eligible up until the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, there are no course refunds.
PrerequisitesIt is recommended that the Master Gardener Program Courses be taken in the following order:
- The Science of Gardening
- Maintaining the Garden
- Plant ID and Use
- The Art of Gardening
Anyone who has a passion or interest in gardening in your backyard or community.
Anyone interested in working towards becoming a Master Gardener within the Master Gardener Association of Alberta.Anyone looking to expand on their gardening knowledge.
Testimonials"I really enjoyed this course! This helped me to deeply understand a lot of what I already knew, handed down information from Grandmother, Mothers... a validation"
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Master Gardener Training Program- Alberta : Required