Amy Witt, a home horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was cited in a Portland Press Herald story about the Portland Flower Show. The theme of the flower show is “Timeless Gardens” and organizers invited children and teenagers to write essays about how to make gardens timeless. Witt said nine students received cash prizes for their essays. The Cumberland County Master Gardener Plant Auction, which benefits the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Harvest for Hunger Gardens in Cumberland County, will take place Sunday, March 10 during the flower show.
BANGOR, ME –Enrollment is now open for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training in Penobscot county. UMaine Extension Horticulturist Kate Garland will collaborate with experts from around the state to present a 13-week course on sustainable horticulture topics including: botany, plant propagation, soils, composting, landscape design, pesticide safety, insects and plant diseases, ecology, plant selection, and more. All meetings will take place on Tuesday evenings 5:00-8:15 beginning in March, with the exception of one Saturday morning session on March 16th.
An online application may be found at the following website: http://umaine.edu/penobscot/programs/gardening/master-gardeners/. To request a printed application, please call Kate at 207-942-7396. Applications should be submitted no later than February 13th. The course fee is on a sliding scale from $110-$330. A limited number of scholarships are available. UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.