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.
Writers Wanted (Ongoing)
The Calgary Horticultural Society is looking for writers to submit articles to their Calgary Gardening magazine.
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.
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
Calling all MGs
If you have a favourite horticultural topic (or two!) and are eager to share your
Call for Expression of Interest
greengate Garden Centres (greengate.ca) has reached out to MGAA for assistance with their Chatline offering gardening knowledge to the public.
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.
We quickly need to see if the MGAA is able to proceed with this project, through a general expression of interest. If you are an Active, Student or Honorary Member in the MGAA and would like to participate in this initiative, please RSVP Laurie by February 15, 2021 by clicking here.