An eight-week course for those interested in becoming certified UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be offered in March 2012. UMaine Extension Educator Tori Jackson will collaborate with experts from around the state to present sustainable fruit and vegetable horticulture, basics of garden design and volunteer training. The deadline to request an application is December 21, 2011 and completed applications must be received by January 20, 2012.
Sessions will be held March 20 through May 10, 2012, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the UMaine Extension Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties office located at 24 Main Street in Lisbon Falls. The course fee is on a sliding scale from $110-$330 and a limited number of scholarships are available. Enrollment will be capped at 20. For more information or to request an application, contact Dana Rickman at (207) 353-5550, 1-800-287-1458 (toll free in Maine) or by email. UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.