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Master Gardener Volunteers

Who We Are:

Master Gardener Volunteers are lifelong learners who educate home gardeners, address community efforts related to horticulture, and support the educational efforts of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

What We Do:

The UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program provides participants with in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture. Trainees receive current, research-based information from UMaine Extension educators and industry experts. Master Gardener Volunteers can help direct their own advanced training. In return, trained Master Gardeners volunteer their time and expertise in many ways for community programs and activities.

Where We Are Located:

The Master Gardener program is statewide. Contact your UMaine Extension county’s office to be connected with the programs in your area.

Volunteer Experiences Can Include:

As a Master Gardener Volunteer, you may choose to devote the majority of your volunteer time (40 hours) to a community project. Any Master Gardener Volunteer may initiate a new community project by putting in a request to their county Master Gardener Association Board. Projects vary from county to county. The following list represents a sampling of past and current community projects:

To learn more view the Master Gardener Volunteer Role Description

How to Get Involved:

Learn more about what Master Gardeners are working on in your county!

Apply to become a Master Gardener Volunteer or learn more about this program by contacting the UMaine Horticulture Expert in your county today.

Image Description: Extension expert with a Master Gardener Volunteer at Rogers Farm; photo by Edwin remsberg, USDA

Image Description: Three Master Gardener Volunteers at Rogers Farm


University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact Information

Cooperative Extension Volunteers
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 1.800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 1.800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System