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"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives."

Gertrude Jekyll

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)

 Calling All MGs

Assistance on greengate Chatline











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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 contact Colleen Tanner at .








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Calling all MGs


If you have a favourite horticultural topic (or two!) and are eager to share your

knowledge in a webinar, please contact Verne at  or

Susan at .











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Assistance on greengate Chatline

Members of MGAA will be offering our gardening knowledge to assist greengate Garden Centres ( with their Chatline. Many MGs stepped forward and more could be used.

Who: Alberta Master Gardeners and students of an Alberta Master Gardener Program, up to 20 of us!

  • All participants MUST be Active, Student or Honorary members of the MGAA
  • If you haven’t renewed or joined as yet now is the time to do so!

What: greengate Garden Centres online support for the promotion of gardening. Answering questions posed by customers to Master Gardeners.
When: April through June. As often as you are willing, in two-hour shifts.
How: Training to be provided regarding the online platform in mid-March by greengate. Mobile or computer enabled.
Notes: Support will be provided by greengate staff, a frequently asked questions page, as well as our MGAA forum and other print and online resources. 

If you are an Active, Student or Honorary Member ofMGAA and would like to participate in this initiative, please RSVP Laurie here.