Education Requirements

Interested in learning more about gardening?

Master Gardeners in Training (MGiT) must successfully complete an educational component and also complete the required annual volunteer hours before they become certified as Master Gardeners in Ontario. The certification body in Ontario to become a Master Gardener is MGOI.

There are three paths toward completing the educational component for certification as a Master Gardener in Ontario: online study through Dalhousie University, University of Guelph, or by Certification Examination. For more on the education requirements to become a Master Gardener in Ontario see mgoi.ca/education.html.

An excellent study resource is the MGOI Reference Manual.

When you have chosen your path, contact us. Whichever path you choose, you will have three years to complete your training. Your training time will start when you join us.