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Please add your upcoming courses in the new Courses area noted above by August 2000 as the following will be removed at that time

 




Linnaea Farm Garden Programme

"Now in its twelfth year, the Linnaea Farm Ecological Gardening Programme offers a thorough grounding in organic gardening and small-scale farming through a full growing season. It is a residential, 8-month long programme. Those who learn best by doing will appreciate this programme's hands-on approach. We are located on the Linnaea Farm land trust on Cortes Island, B.C.

Participants will be immersed in an operating example of alternatives in food production, marketing and other aspects of horticulture. Our experienced instructors draw upon a wide variety of ideas and techniques from Bio-dynamics, Permaculture, Natural Farming, Third World subsistence agriculture, and Biointensive gardening.

Application deadline for 2000 season is December 1st 1999. The tuition for the eight month season, March-October is $1500. Those wishing to live on the farm can do so for an additional $120 per month."

Contact Info
For more information email David Buckner at lsociety@oberon.ark.com or phone (250) 935-6717 evenings. You can also learn lots more by visiting our website at http://oberon.ark.com/~linnaea/



Can-Ag Enterprises Ltd.

Provides soil quality testing, analysis, and expertise in soil remediation.
Offers school and community garden projects expertise in garden design, programming, implementation and facilitation, skills upgrading of participants' soil building skills.
Partners with community, government, educational institutions, and industry to promote and encourage sustainable garden systems, in particular at schools, community gardens, and community small scale enterprise projects.
Provides advice regarding professional standards and legislation.
Collaborates with government, educational institutions, and industry in research of Biointensive and sustainable soil building systems.

To Register:

    Susan Penstone
    CAN-AG ENTERPRISES LTD.
    14805 119 Avenue
    Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2N9
    Phone (403) 434-0400
    Fax (403) 482-1260
    Email: canag@planet.eon.net



Kwantlen University College
Careers in Horticulture
Contact: 1-604-599-3308

Olds College - Entire Brochure plus One Week at a Glance
Website: http://www.oldscollege.ab.ca

The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council sponsors a Master Composter training program which trains people to teach others in their communities.

Devonian Botanic Garden

Fall/Winter Course brochure available now

    contact 987-2064 or
    mail DBG at
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

Horticultural Centre of the Pacific

    505 Quayle Road
    Victoria, BC V8X 3X1
    phone 250-479-6162

      Along with the school, there are beautiful grounds to visit.

Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program (PHC)

    If you are serious about horticulture, the Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program (PHC) is for you! Our home-study program allows you to specialize in the area that interests you – Fruit & Vegetable Production, Greenhouse Crop Production, Landscaping & Arboriculture, or Nursery Crop Production – and learn at home!

    The Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program (PHC) gives you access to the combined expertise of four prairie educational institutions – the University of Saskatchewan, Olds College, the University of Manitoba, and Assiniboine Community College.

    PHC: A Campus In Your Own Home

      PHC offers its courses in the winter months when time in the horticulture industry is more flexible. All courses are available by home study, and course materials are delivered directly to your mailbox. Study on your own time in the comfort of your home.

      Your Instructors Are Just A Phone Call Away

      Regular telephone contact with your instructor is part of every PHC course. Some instructors can also be contacted by fax and/or e-mail..

      Everything You Need To Succeed

      All course materials have been developed by subject experts from four prairie educational institutions–the University of Saskatchewan, Olds College, the University of Manitoba, and Assiniboine Community College. You will receive a comprehensive course guide, a study guide, and (for some courses) a lab manual. A textbook may also be required for some courses. Some courses may also use videotapes, periodic audio-conferences, televised seminars, or lab sessions scheduled at regional centres.

      Admission & Registration

      You must apply for admission before you will be allowed to register in a course. Once admitted, you can register for any of the courses offered. You can apply for admission to the PHC program through any of the four prairie educational institutions mentioned above. If you would like to enter the program in Term 1, you must apply for admission by the end of September; if you would like to enter in Term 2, you must apply by the end of November.

      Courses are currently offered over two terms: Term 1 runs from late October to mid-Janaury; Term 2 runs from mid-January to late March.

      Information on how to apply for admission through the University of Saskatchewan and the classes being offered this year is available through the Extension Credit Studies office at the address below.

      Course Fees

      Fees for a PHC course range from $285.00 to $700.00, with the average cost per course around $300-400. You may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction or a tax credit.

      Coure Requirements

      To receive a certificate, you must complete 8 courses, including all the courses specified for the particular stream you select. You can take a s many (or as few) courses as you like.

    Fruit and Vegetable Production Stream

      Required:

    • Applied Botany
    • Soils for Horticulture
    • Postharvest Handling of Food Crops
      And at least two of:
    • Integrated Plant Management
    • Safe Work/Pesticide Application
    • Horticulture Marekting & Business Management
      And at least three of:
    • Vegetable Production
    • Potato Production
    • Fruit Production
    • Propagation
      and, if necessary to meet the minimum requirements, one or more of the open elective courses listed below.
    Greenhouse Crop Production Stream

      Required:

    • Applied Botany
    • Soils for Horticulture
    • Greenhouse Crop Production
    • Greenhouse Structures and Environments
      And at least two of:
    • Integrated Plant Management
    • Safe Work/Pesticide Application
    • Horticulture Marekting & Business Management
      and at least one of:
    • Indoor Landscaping
    • Propagation
      and, if necessary to meet the minimum requirements, one or more of the open elective courses listed below.
    Landscaping and Arboriculture Stream

      Required:

    • Applied Botany
    • Soils for Horticulture
    • Woody Landscape Plants
    • Arboriculture
      And at least two of:
    • Integrated Plant Management
    • Safe Work/Pesticide Application
    • Horticulture Marekting & Business Management
      and at least two of:
    • Landscape Design
    • Landscape Construction
    • Indoor Landscaping
    • Turfgrass Production and Management
    • Herbaceous Landscape Plants
      and, if necessary to meet the minimum requirements, one or more of the open elective courses listed below.
    Nursery Crop Production Stream

      Required:

    • Applied Botany
    • Soils for Horticulture
    • Nursery Crop Production
    • Propagation
      And at least two of:
    • Integrated Plant Management
    • Safe Work/Pesticide Application
    • Horticulture Marekting & Business Management
      and at least one of:
    • Woody Landscape Plants
    • Landscape Design
      and, if necessary to meet the minimum requirements, one or more of the open elective courses listed below.

      Open Elective Courses

    • Specialty Crops
    • Floral Design
    • Field Production of Floral Crops
    • Retail Management
    • Marketing of Horticulture Products
    • Human Resource Management
    • Any course from another elective stream

    For More Information Contact . . .

      Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program
      Extension Credit Studies
      326 Kirk Hall
      University of Saskatchewan
      117 Science Place
      Saskatoon SK S7N 5C8
      Phone: (306) 966-5563
      Fax; (306) 966-5590
      E-mail: extcred@usask.ca Internet: www.ag.usask.ca

      Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program
      Assiniboine Community College
      1430 Victoria Avenue East
      Brandon MB R7A 2A9
      Phone: (204) 726-6679
      Fax: (204) 726-7012

      Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program
      Continuing Education division
      University of Manitoba
      Room 188 Continuing Ed. Div. Complex
      Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2
      Phone: (204) 474-8036
      Fax: (204) 275-5465

      Prairie Horticulture Certificate Program
      Extension Services
      Olds College
      4500-50 Street
      Olds AB T4H 1R6
      Phone: (403) 556-8355
      Fax: (403) 556-8339



Ontario Master Gardener

Ontario Master Gardener groups use three correspondence courses from the University of Guelph's Independent Study program as the core of theri training. The program itself was sponsored by the provincial agriculture department (OMAFRA) but is moving towards being financially independent. I don't know exactly how many groups there are currently in Ontario but the number is significant. You might want to take a look at these website:

The Arboretum and Turfgrass Institute also happen to be co-sponsors of the recently formed Guelph and area Master Gardener group. For anyone in the area, they are planning a gardening workshop on April 6th and a Plant Sale on May 10th. Both of these event will be held at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute, 328 Victoria Road South in Guelph. If you would like more information, please e-mail me.

Rob Witherspoon
Guelph Turfgrass Institute
www.uoguelph.ca/GTI
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario CANADA

Master Gardener Programs

LANTA

(Landscape Alberta Nursery Trades Association) Courses

The Flowers Canada Accreditation Program

Master Gardener Program - Calgary

    Offered this fall at the Calgary Zoo
    Intensive program for those with a high level of interest in Gardening. Emphasis on gardening in the Chinook zone.
    Info: 403-232-9386

RBG School for Horticultural Judges, Instructors and Exhibitors

    Co-Chairs;

      Lillie Haworth, President - Garden Clubs of Ontario
      Chris Graham, Manager - Horticultural Services, RBG

    Location:

      Royal Botanical Gardens Centre
      680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ont.

    Fees:

      Approximately $70 per three day session

    Prerequisite:

      Proof (ie Exhibit cards) of having exhibited in two flower shows since January 1996

    Deposit:

      $10 non refundable, applicable to the first session fee.

    Maximum registration :

      125 students

    Registration deadline:

      August 15th ( it MAY not be too late)

    Schedule:

      September 22, 23, 24 1997
      March 24,25,26, 1998
      June 10, 11, 12, 1998
      September 16, 17, 18 1998
      March 24, 25, 26, 1999
      May 18, 19, 20, 1999
      July 14, 15, 16, 1999
      September 15, 1999 - Supplementals

    To register your interest in taking the programme to become a RBG accredited Horticultural Judge, please send $10 deposit, payable to Royal Botanical Gardens Horticultural Judges School to :

      Royal Botanical Gardens
      Box 399
      Hamilton, On L8N 3H8

    Please send your name, address, Home and Business phone numbers.

    Acceptance into the RBG School for Horticultural Judges, Instructors and Exhibitors requires proof of exhibiting in two flower shows since January 1, 1996.

Pesticide & Dispenser Certificate Candidates

    If you are interested in obtaining your certificate, the Lakeland College Pesticide Home Study course is available...
    Contact
    Lakeland College
    Vermillion, Alberta T0B 4M0
    1-800-661-6490 ext 659

Civic Garden Centre

    The Civic Garden Centre is a not for profit garden information centre located in Edwards Gardens at Leslie and Lawrence in Toronto.

    I hope this information might be useful to post on your web site.

    Contact Ada Brzeski:
    Phone: 416-397-1362
    E-mail: ada.brzeski@sympatico.ca.
    Our organization does not have a web site or e-mail address yet.

University of Guelph Independent Study Programs

Lakeland College - sponsored by the Lloydminster Horticultural Society

Date: Saturday, November 6, 1999
Course: ALL ABOUT PERENNIALS
Instructor: Sara Williams, Extension Division, University of Saskatchewan
Fee: $18.00
Location: Lakeland College campus, Lloydminster, AB
Description: What perennials can be grown successfully in the area? What are some new varieties gardeners can try? How do you care for perennials, divide them, prune them? How do I colour co-ordinate my beds? What is the best location to plant?
A slide/discussion/question-and-answer presentation.

Contact: Arnold Pittao 780-875-7123 apittao@bordercity.com

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2000
Course: ROSE GARDENING
Instructor: Amanda Ryce, Saskatoon
Fee: $12.00
Location: Lakeland College campus, Lloydminster, AB
Description: Course will deal with practical aspect of choosing and growing roses for this geographic zone. Includes: selection, planting, care, pruning, over-wintering, fertilizing, watering etc. Rose selection will be primary.
A slide/discussion/question-and-answer presentation.

Contact: Arnold Pittao 780-875-7123 apittao@bordercity.com



Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2000
Course: CONTAINER GARDENING
Instructor: Albertha VanWageningen, Vermilion
Fee: $12.00
Location: Lakeland College campus, Lloydminster, AB
Description: What kind of containers can be used for flowers and other
plants? Can I over-winter plants in containers? What makes them appealing?
What materials should they be made of? What is the best location for them?
What about watering and fertilizing? What are the best plants to use? A
slide/discussion/question-and-answer presentation.

Contact: Arnold Pittao 780-875-7123 apittao@bordercity.com

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