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Master Gardener Volunteers - How to Apply / Training Schedules

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)
February 27 – May 29, 2014
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)
September 10 – December 10, 2013. The program will be held as a distance education opportunity on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM beginning September 10 at the UMaine Extension Houlton County office in Aroostook. The live feed will originate out of Extension’s Piscataquis County office.
Application process closed for 2013.
Tuesdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM 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)
January 24 – May 2, 2014 Fridays, 8:30 AM to Noon Marjorie Peronto
207-667-8212 or 1-800-287-1479 (in Maine)
Kennebec / Waldo Counties
(Colby College, Waterville)
October 16 – December 4, 2013. (Hold December 9 and 11 for snow dates.) Colby College, Waterville, ME. Building and room to be determined in September.
Application process closed for 2013.
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Caragh Fitzgerald
207-622-7546 or 1-800-287-1481 (in Maine)
Knox / Lincoln & Waldo Counties
(Waldoboro and Waldo)
October 10 – November 26, 2013 with 3 workshops in Spring 2014.
Application process closed for 2013.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM Elizabeth Stanley
207-832-0343 or 1-800-244-2104 (in Maine)
Oxford County (2 locations)
1. South Paris, UMaine Extension Oxford County office January 30, 2014
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 January 29, 2014 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. Tuesdays, 5:00 PM to 8:15 PM Kate Garland
207-942-7396 or 1-800-287-1485 (in Maine)
Piscataquis County
(Dover-Foxcroft)
September 10 – December 10, 2013.
Application process closed for 2013.
Tuesdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM Ana Bonstedt
207-564-3301 or 1-800-287-1491 (in Maine)
Somerset / Franklin Counties
(Skowhegan)
Fall 2014 TBA Kathy Hopkins
207-474-9622 or 1-800-287-1495 (in Maine)
Washington County
(Machias)
September 10 – October 22, 2013
Application process closed for 2013.
Tuesdays (one class will be held on a Monday), 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM Marjorie Peronto
207-667-8212 or 1-800-287-1479 (in Maine)
York County
(Springvale)
January 23, 2014 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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Contact Information

Cooperative Extension: Garden & Yard
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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