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Organic Master Gardener Course


The  Organic Master Gardener Course is now being offered throughout British Columbia and Ontario! 



What is the Organic Master Gardener Course? 


The Organic Master Gardener Certificate is designed for all levels of urban growers, community gardeners, landscapers, municipal parks personnel, environmental advocates, naturalists, conservationists and gardening enthusiasts.

Examining the connection between soil health, plant health, human health and environmental health, this course will address sustainable land management practices to maintain plants in the urban landscape.

This comprehensive and inspiring course lays the foundation for making decisions on growing plants for ornamental or food purposes based on SOUL (Society for Organic Urban Land Care) organic standards, recognized by COG. You will gain essential skills to start or enhance your own practice or business in the rapidly growing organic land care industry.

Please note, you will need weekly access to a computer and the internet for some course materials.

An active email address is required for course enrolment. 

Because this course is offered in partnership with Gaia College, Gaia College's Policies will apply.

Topics include: botany & adaptations within ecosystems, soil ecosystem, soil testing, mulches and compost teas/brews, garden bed installation, soil fertility management, waterwise gardening, pruning, turf, landscape health, permaculture design, organic standards.

For more details, check out the full course syllabus.

Learn to create healthy food and ornamental gardens without pesticides and harmful chemicals

  • This course also prepares you to write the SOUL qualification exam for Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioner credential (you have up to 1 year to write the exam after taking the course).
  • This course qualifies for Continuing Education Credits for industry certifications (ISA, CNLA, BCSLA, SOUL) and at the college level (3 credits).
Click here to see what people are saying about the course.
Click here to watch an interview with Kingston's OMG Course Instructor, Astrid Muschalla.

For more information on each course and to register click on the course name. 





                    The courses are also available online via Gaia College.

Gaia College works to connect people, opportunities and resources to facilitate the education of practitioners of environmentally sound methods, working in partnership with organizations to make programs available to the largest possible audience, and at the lowest environmental cost.  





Organic Master Gardener Withdrawal Policy


If you have any questions or would like to be contacted about our next course please send an email to and we'll keep you in the loop.