Master Gardeners are dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who answer gardening questions and offer horticultural advice to the public. Take a few minutes to watch this video about being a member of Master Gardeners of Ontario.
The Master Gardener program started in Washington in 1972. By 1991, Master Gardeners was operating in 45 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. There are currently over 30 Master Gardener groups in Ontario!
Halton Region Master Gardeners are a group of enthusiastic gardeners living in the Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Georgetown, Milton, Hamilton and Oakville area. We have diverse horticultural backgrounds and love to share our passion for gardening!
Master Gardeners are expected to provide current and up-to-date advice and information to the gardening public.
In order to achieve this, Halton Region Master Gardeners engage in continuing education activities through:
- guest or member speakers who present topics of interest to the group at our monthly meetings
- our monthly newsletter, Cross Pollination
- one-day Technical Updates organized by local Master Gardener groups
- hands-on gardening workshops
Master Gardeners contribute 30 hours of service a year.
- Twenty of these hours are in direct contact with the public, offering horticulture advice, answering questions, writing articles or making presentations
- Ten hours are administrative activities such as attending meetings and preparing for lectures or garden clinics
Here is a reflection of one of our newer members:
“Surprised and delighted’ was how I described my first experiences with Halton Master Gardeners to my best friend. Surprised because of the ease and sincerity of the welcome I received from members. Delighted because of how well run and interesting the meetings and speakers are. In short, I quickly felt as though I belonged and could learn and develop my interest in gardening in this special environment…
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