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Course Description

Our Master Gardener courses are online, independent study courses. Students work at their our pace and have 6 months, per course, to complete all assignments and quizzes. Students have six months to complete the course, but your schedule for completion is up to you. Students who are most successful with this approach to learning are those who are self-directed and self-disciplined.

The Art of Gardening is intended to merge your gardening experience with the knowledge you have acquired throughout this program. To begin the journey into areas of specialist expertise, this course explores the most classic of garden compositions - container plantings. We will then learn about that green backdrop to garden art, the lawn. Lastly, we examine the cultivation of 'food from the heart' - fruits and vegetables. The course will teach you how to successfully implement these options to create the specialized landscape that reflects your interests.

Course Outline

In this course, you will merge your gardening experience with the knowledge you have acquired throughout the program. You will begin your journey into areas of specialist expertise and explore the most classic of garden compositions - container plantings. We will then learn about that green backdrop to garden art, the lawn and examine the cultivation of 'food from the heart' - fruits and vegetables.

Topics include:

  • Container Gardening
  • Lawn Care
  • Fruit Gardens
  • Vegetable Gardens

Marking Scheme

Assignment 1- Designing a Patio Planter   10
Quiz 1 15
Assignment 2- Lawn Care 10
Quiz 2 15
Assignment 3- Fruit Gardens 10
Quiz 3 15
Assignment 4- Vegetable Gardens 10
Quiz 4 15
Total 100

Successful completion of the course requires a passing grade of 60% in each of the four sections. This is a combination of your grades from your tests and assignments. Students are required to complete all tests and assignments within the course.

Notes

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.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that the Master Gardener Program Courses be taken in the following order:

  1. The Science of Gardening
  2. Maintaining the Garden
  3. Plant ID and Use
  4. The Art of Gardening

Recommended For

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. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
The Art of Gardening- Alberta
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Feb 01, 2023 to Jul 31, 2023
Total Learning Hours
65.0
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $446.00
Section Notes

Registration deadline is January 25th, 2023!

Tuition is refunded if a course is cancelled by Extended Learning. Tuition is also refunded if the applicant notifies Extended.learning@dal.ca in writing prior to the registration deadline for the course or program. Tuition will not be refunded after the registration deadline.

You will receive an email from Extended Learning 2-3 days before your course begins with respect to your login information for Brightspace (our Learning Management System). All course materials, content and resources are housed on Brightspace.

This course is considered a non-credit course.  Therefore, it does not qualify for a T2202 during tax time.

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