Educational Programs - Master Gardener Application Cumberland County
Thank you for your interest in the Master Gardener program in Cumberland County. This training is designed for residents of Cumberland County and participants are selected through an application process. If you reside in another county, we can connect you with the appropriate program.
The course fee is based on a sliding scale. Please refer to the link below for information about the fee structure. Do not send payment with your application. Scholarships and payment arrangements will be made available to those in need.
The Master Gardener Training is a basic horticulture course comprised of approximately 50 hours of classroom, field, and hands-on learning, with an on-line manual serving as a resource. In 2014, the training takes place over 16 consecutive Friday afternoons (12:30 PM to 4:00 PM), two late afternoon/early evening sessions, and one Saturday morning, from January 31 through May 16 at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. The focus is on small fruits and vegetables and touches on sustainable landscaping.
The links below will provide more information on the training program. Please read them carefully.
Please complete the application paying close attention to each of the questions. A letter of reference (letters cannot be from a spouse, partner, or family member) must accompany your application in order for it to be complete. For anybody completing the electronic application please email the reference to firstname.lastname@example.org and add MG APP 14 as well as your first and last name in the subject line. Alternatively reference letters can be faxed to attention Amy Witt 207-781-5983.
All applications must be received by Friday, December 27, 2013. Your complete application may be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or dropped off in person at the Extension Office in Falmouth. Applicants will be notified of the selection decision by Wednesday, January 15, 2014. To confirm we have received your completed application, please call Amy Witt at 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine), or email email@example.com.