Master Gardeners is a volunteer organization aimed at making gardening information readily available at no cost to the public.
Northumberland Master Gardeners is an active group of 20 men and women from across Northumberland County who are also members of Master Gardeners of Ontario. Each member has completed at least three specific college/university horticulture courses or equivalent and has a wealth of gardening experience.
Northumberland Master Gardeners was formed in 2005 as a breakaway group from Peterborough Master Gardeners. Meetings are held monthly at Ed’s House meeting room on the second Wednesday of the month. Most meetings have an education component, usually a guest speaker; July and December are social meetings.
Master Gardeners is a volunteer organization and each member agrees to provide 20 hours of gardening advice to the public each year. Most Northumberland MGs complete their volunteer requirement by volunteering at Farmer’s Markets, Port Hope Fall Fair, Warkworth Lilac Festival; local garden tours, or giving gardening advice to private individuals as requested. Some choose to write articles for newsletter.
BECOME A MASTER GARDENER
Becoming a Master Gardener takes time and dedication. The effort is more than worth it. Our members enjoy meeting other accomplished enthusiasts. They thrive on improving their knowledge and sharing it with the public. If you would enjoy working towards your certification, please reach out, via email (below), and let us help start you on a most rewarding journey.
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