University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program provides participants with at least 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture. Trainees receive current, research-based information from UMaine Extension educators and industry experts. In return, trained Master Gardeners volunteer their time and expertise in many ways for community programs and activities.
Who can become a Master Gardener Volunteer?
Everyone who successfully completes the 40+ hours of training and volunteers 40 hours towards community gardening programs and activities can become a Master Gardener Volunteer.
Master Gardener Volunteers are lifelong learners
Master Gardener Volunteers can help direct their own advanced training. Here are examples of how Master Gardener Volunteers have helped each other learn more:
Apply to become a Master Gardener Volunteer!
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Image Description: Extension expert with a Master Gardener Volunteer at Rgers Farm; photo by Edwin remsberg, USDA
Image Description: Three Master Gardener Volunteers at Rogers Farm