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Horticulture Practitioner Program - Level 1

  • 26 Jun 2023
  • 17 Jul 2023
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OPA is happy to announce the launching of our Horticulture Practitioner Program developed in collaboration with Donna Zarudny, BLA, MLA., a professional career horticulturalist and professor at Humber College! Level 1 of this program will offer a new experience for OPA training, taking place over three weeks of self-guided learning, allowing attendees to work at their own pace through content covering the following topics: 

Week 1

1. Legislation

2. Tools

3. Soil Science

4. Plant Health Care

Week 2

1. Workplace Hazards and Safety Practices

2. Small Engines

3. Bed Preparation

4. Pruning 1

Week 3

1. Public Relations

2. Mowing Turf

3. Planting Trees and Shrubs

4. Plant Identification 1


This course will have quizzes every Monday and Q&A session presented online on the afternoons of July 3rd, July 10th, and July 17th with our instructor providing answers to any questions that attendees may have during each 1 week period. 

Our goal with our 3-Level Horticulture Practitioner Program is to provide valuable information for those looking to get into the field of Horticulture that will take them from newcomer to job-ready.  This program also aims to provide career advancement for those in the Horticulture field through attaining the OPA Horticulture Practitioner designation as a valuable resume asset. Each level will cover new topics or provide more depth to existing concepts, creating a strong foundation for those looking to build a career in the field of Horticulture.

Levels 2 & 3 of our Horticulture Practitioner Program will be running in September 2023 and November 2023. We're looking forward to providing you with new and exciting opportunities to expand your career and enrich your knowledge! Register for Level 2 Here and Register for Level 3 Here.

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