The Master Gardener and Home Horticulture Training course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the effective and sustainable management of their home horticultural landscape. There are no course prerequisites, although a basic understanding of plants is helpful. Topics covered are:

  • The basics of botany and entomology
  • Integrated pest management and pesticide safety
  • Soils, fertilizers and composting
  • Ornamental, herbaceous plants and woody plants
  • Vegetable, fruit, tree fruits
  • Plant pathology
  • Guidelines for Landscape design
  • Prevention and diagnosis of plant problems in the home horticultural landscape