How to Become a Master Gardener

Each year, the MMGA offers an online Information session on how to become a Master Gardener. The 2024 program was held on line and recorded on January 10, 2024. It features a powerpoint and narrative by the presentation team with details on everything you need to know to continue or get started in becoming a Master Gardener Intern, on your way to becoming a Manitoba Master Gardener.

Training Program Information Video
Click here to view a 40-minute video with powerpoint slides and presentation speakers sharing information on the Manitoba Master Gardener Training Program.

Training Program Information Sheet
Click here to view our MMGA Training Program Information Sheet featuring Links and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

MG Courses are Online

Through a direct partnership with the University of Saskatchewan’s Gardening@USask program, the Manitoba Master Gardener Association (MMGA) offers the academic training portion towards certifying as a Manitoba Master Gardener. This 10-course basic training program is available completely online in an on-demand format – meaning you can start anytime and complete the courses entirely on your own schedule.

The MMGA manages the service component of the preparation of Master Gardeners – called the Practicum. The Practicum consists of 40 hours of volunteer service undertaken by interns in roles similar to those fulfilled by Certified Master Gardeners.

Please see the sections MG Certification and MG Practicum for details. For the Manitoba Master Gardener landing page on the University of Saskatchewan website, go to This is the Manitoba Master Gardener portal at Gardening@USask.
Master Gardener Bursary
Steinbach and Area Garden Club – Fred Kaita Bursary
If you are a member of the Steinbach and Area Garden Club, you can apply for the Fred Kaita Master Gardener Bursary (