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Course Description

Our Master Gardener Courses are Online, Independent Study Courses.  Students work at their own pace and have 6 months to complete all course assignments and quizzes. 

What You Will Learn

This class will give you a comprehensive understanding of a plant's basic functions, its interaction with its surroundings and its responses to changes in its environment. It will lead to an understanding of the scientific basis for many of the principles and practices of gardening.

Topics include:

  • Soil systems
  • Plant physiology
  • Plant nutrition
  • Plant propagation

Notes

Required Text: Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon.  There are numerous editions in print, but all will serve our purposes. You may borrow the book from your local library or buy it locally or on-line.

Technical Requirements: Internet (High Speed preferred)

Course Dates: Courses start three times a year, October 1, November 15, and February 1st. The registration deadline is one week prior to the start of each course date. Students who register for their courses on October 1st and November 15th are be eligible for a course extension. Students who begin courses on February 1st are not eligible for course extensions.

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

Master Gardener Summer School is offered for the first full week in July.  This year it is July 6-10, 2020! The Summer School is a requirement to become an Atlantic Master Gardener and can be taken at any point throughout the certificate. 

Testimonials

"This was great. I could work at my own pace and felt I had support when I needed it."

"Really enjoyed the course and find the on-line access excellent. Looking forward to the next course"

 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
The Science of Gardening - Atlantic
Type
Online
Dates
Oct 01, 2020 to Mar 31, 2021
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $433.00
Section Notes

Decision deadline is September 25, 2020!

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 decision deadline for the course or program. Tuition will not be refunded after the decision deadline.

No course extensions will be granted for students registering to start the course on February 1st. 

You will receive an email from Ashley Coffin, Program Manager, on the first day of class, with respect to your login information for Brightspace (our Learning Management System). All course materials, content and resources are housed on Brightspace.

Section Title
The Science of Gardening - Atlantic
Type
Online
Dates
Nov 15, 2020 to May 15, 2021
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $433.00
Section Notes

Decision deadline is November 9, 2020!

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 decision deadline for the course or program. Tuition will not be refunded after the decision deadline.

No course extensions will be granted for students registering to start the course on February 1st. 

You will receive an email from Ashley Coffin, Program Manager, on the first day of class, with respect to your login information for Brightspace (our Learning Management System). All course materials, content and resources are housed on Brightspace.

Section Title
The Science of Gardening - Atlantic
Type
Online
Dates
Feb 01, 2021 to Jul 31, 2021
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $433.00
Section Notes

Decision deadline is January 25 2021!

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 decision deadline for the course or program. Tuition will not be refunded after the decision deadline.

No course extensions will be granted for students registering to start the course on February 1st. 

You will receive an email from Ashley Coffin, Program Manager, on the first day of class, with respect to your login information for Brightspace (our Learning Management System). All course materials, content and resources are housed on Brightspace.

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