|Master Gardener Program|
Massachusetts Master Gardener Association
Master Gardener Training Course
The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is comprised of amateur and professional horticulturalists with a mission to promote horticultural knowledge to the public through volunteerism. MMGA Master Gardeners become trained and certified through an intensive training program held at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. The course consists of fourteen classroom and lab modules, including soil science, botany, entomology, plant pathology, pruning and propagation. Courses are conducted by both academic and industry professionals. The MGT course will be held at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Education Building, at Elm Bank, in Wellesley, MA.
The 2013 MGT Course will be held in two sessions. The first session will be held over seven Thursdays, beginning April 4th, from 9am-3pm. The second session will be held over seven Thursdays, from 9-3pm, beginning on September 19th. Both sessions are required for all students. In addition to attending classes, completing reading and homework, and successfully completing the take home exam, students are expected to complete 60 hrs. of approved volunteer activities. Volunteering may begin as of the start of class, and must be completed by one week prior to graduation. Homework and handouts will be given electronically; students are expected to have access to, and use, email, internet, printer, have the ability to open documents in word, excel, powerpoint, adobe pdf, and to take and send pictures in jpeg format.