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Vancouver Master Gardeners
Basic Training Program
January 2020

Hello Gardeners,
If you are a beginner, a long time gardener or anyone in between,

this course will provide you with a solid grounding in the basics (~ which even experienced gardeners will learn from), the most up to date horticultural information, resource material, contacts

and a large gardening, environmentally focused network.

We have heard many students who have been gardening for years say they wished that they had taken this course sooner as it would have saved them time, energy and money … given them more creative or feasible gardening ideas/solutions … very much shortened their learning curves … and corrected or improved their long-standing horticultural practices.
We are facing new challenges in gardening i.e. climate change, sustainability, regeneration, smaller or no yards, food security and evolving ecologically sensitive ways to deal with pests and diseases: the Basic Training Program covers these issues and more.

We hope that you will consider taking this course and/or will forward this email to people you know who may be interested.


You should be aware that the fee for the course will increase after this next session. Our website (www.mgabc.org) provides all of the course information.

TO REGISTER or if you have any questions, please contact Doreen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Mission Statement: To provide information about gardening to the community and to educate people about environmentally responsible gardening practices.

We hope to see you in January,

The Vancouver Master Gardeners | Basic Training Program

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” ~ Gertrude Jekyll

Other Websites of Interest

General Gardening

  • E-Flora BC

    E-Flora BC is a biogeographic atlas of the vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens, algae, fungi and slime molds of British Columbia.

  • Grow Green

    A guide to eco-friendly lawns and gardens in Metro Vancouver

  • Invasive Species Council of BC

    The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) is a collaborative-based organization committed to reducing the spread and impacts of non-native species within BC.

  • PlantWise

    PlantWise is a provincial program that supports the (ornamental) horticulture industry's transition to become invasive-free, and is helping gardeners and industry understand which plants are invasive and harmful to our communities, and to make 'PlantWise' choices.

Other Lower Mainland Garden Clubs/Organizations