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To become a Master Gardener Volunteer, or to find out more about the program, call or e-mail the UMaine Extension expert in your county. To become a Master Gardener Volunteer, you must successfully complete 40+ hours of training and volunteer for 40 hours towards community gardening programs and activities. Find out more.

Location Start Date Time Contact
Androscoggin / Sagadahoc Counties
(Good Shepherd Food Bank, 3121 Hotel Road, Auburn)
Application process is now closed for the 2014 class.
Thursdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
(plus one Friday and one Saturday)
Tori Jackson
207-353-5550 or 1-800-287-1458 (in Maine)
Aroostook County
(Houlton)
TBA TBA Andrew Plant
207-834-3905 or 1-800-287-1421 (in Maine)
Cumberland County
(Falmouth)
Application process is now closed for the 2014 class. Fridays, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM Amy Witt
207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine)
Hancock County
(Ellsworth)
Application process is now closed for the 2014 class. Fridays, 8:30 AM to Noon Marjorie Peronto
207-667-8212 or 1-800-287-1479 (in Maine)
Kennebec / Waldo Counties
(Colby College, Waterville)
TBA TBA Caragh Fitzgerald
207-622-7546 or 1-800-287-1481 (in Maine)
Knox / Lincoln & Waldo Counties
(Waldoboro and Waldo)
TBA TBA Elizabeth Stanley
207-832-0343 or 1-800-244-2104 (in Maine)
Oxford County (2 locations)
1. South Paris, UMaine Extension Oxford County office Application process is now closed for the 2014 class.
Thursdays, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM Barb Murphy
207-743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482 (in Maine)
2. Mexico Region 9 Technical School Application process is now closed for the 2014 class. Wednesdays, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Penobscot County
(Bangor)
Split session format: 1st session is January 21 – March 25, 2014; second session is September 2 -30, 2014. Application process is now closed for the 2014 class. Tuesdays, 5:00 PM to 8:15 PM Kate Garland
207-942-7396 or 1-800-287-1485 (in Maine)
Piscataquis County
(Dover-Foxcroft)
TBA TBA Ana Bonstedt
207-564-3301 or 1-800-287-1491 (in Maine)
Somerset / Franklin Counties
(Skowhegan)
Split session format: 1st session is September 8 – November 17, 2014; second session is January 19 – February 9, 2015. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Pete Bastien
207-474-9622 or 1-800-287-1495 (in Maine)
Washington County
(Machias)
TBA TBA Marjorie Peronto
207-667-8212 or 1-800-287-1479 (in Maine)
York County
(Springvale)
Application process is now closed for the 2014 class. Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Frank Wertheim
207-324-2814 or 1-800-287-1535 (in Maine)

*Many counties are willing to have applicants from other counties attend the trainings, space permitting. Some require all or a portion of volunteer time in the county of the training. If your county does not offer Master Gardener training, feel free to contact the county nearest you for their policy.


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