The Prince George Master Gardeners Chapter was formed in 2008, and is affiliated with the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society. Members provide horticultural advice to the gardening public in the Prince George area.
To become a Master Gardener, you must complete the Master Gardener Basic Training Program and perform 70 hours of volunteer work over a two year period. This volunteer work includes promoting horticultural education within the community by holding gardening clinics, giving lectures and demonstrations, and working on research, school and community projects.
The Master Gardener Basic Training Program is offered in conjunction with the University of Northern BC. The intensive 78-hour course is designed for the enthusiastic home gardener, providing up-to-date information on all gardening basics. The course combines home study, classroom instruction and assignments.
The next Basic Training Program will be held January-April of 2015.