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"Life begins the day you start a garden."

Chinese proverb

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities for Volunteering and Community Engagement

Our Master Gardeners embrace opportunities for volunteering and community engagement, as they facilitate working collaboratively to help solve gardening problems and challenges within our communities, and to spread up-to-date horticultural information.

The MGAA supports its members by posting opportunities for volunteering and community engagement. Opportunities are added as they arise, so please check back often for new postings.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please connect with the person or organization directly, using the contact information provided.

Please see disclaimer.

Alberta Master Gardener Program

Writers Wanted (Ongoing)




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Writers Wanted (Ongoing)

The Calgary Horticultural Society is looking for writers to submit articles to their Calgary Gardening magazine.

Please contact Sheryl Normandeau, Managing Editor () if you are interested in writing an article!

The Calgary Horticultural Society is open to queries about relevant gardening topics. Before you begin writing, please message Sheryl to ask about your idea (in case it has already been covered in a recent or upcoming issue). 

Submissions should be approximately 500 words for 1 page and 1,000 words for 2 pages.  Longer articles may be accepted upon request. Photos are optional, but very well-received. 




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Alberta Master Gardener Education Program
University of Dalhousie 
From: Dalhousie University Master Gardener Program Instructor, Colleen Tanner

Master Gardeners are requested to volunteer their time to speak informally to students and share their experiences and understanding of course curriculum at weekly online meetings. The purpose is to share gardening experiences and add some real-world gardening know how to the discussions.

Frequency: one person per week for one hour. The idea is to speak for 1/2 hour and then have a question and answer period for 1/2 hour. 

Courses, Duration, and Meeting Times:

  • Science of Gardening - Currently in Session (October 2020 - April 2021) - Mondays from 8:00-9:00 PM.
  • Maintaining the Garden - Currently in Session (November 2020 - May 2021) - Thursdays from 8:30-9:30 PM
  • Plant Identification (February - August 2021) - TBD

Please RSVP to Laurie at .

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