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Educational Programs - Master Gardeners in Knox, Lincoln & Waldo Counties

Thank you for your interest in the Master Gardener Volunteer training. Master Gardeners are truly special people dedicated to sharing their horticultural knowledge and skills with their community.

2013 Training Schedule

When: October 10 – November 26, 2013, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Most classes will be held at the UMaine Extension Knox-Lincoln Counties office in Waldoboro and some will be held at the UMaine Extension Waldo County office in Waldo

Focus: Fruits and Vegetables for Maine

Core Classes: Soils, Organic Matter, Botany, Pests, Diseases, Pesticides, Volunteerism

Special Classes: Tree Fruit, Small Fruit, Vegetables, Food Safety, Cover Crops, and Managing Weeds

Spring 2014 Workshops: Three workshops will be chosen by participants

Requirements: Attend 80% of the classes, 2 out of 3 spring workshops, and do 40 hours of volunteer work following the program at an approved project. Participants not willing/able to complete 40 hours of volunteer service within a 12-month period following training should not apply for the Master Gardener Volunteers Program.

Training Materials

We’re pleased to announce that the newly revised Maine Master Gardener Manual is now online. This resource is a collection of bulletins, chapters, and links that have been carefully selected to provide you with timely, in-depth, and applied information on a number of important horticultural topics. The online format will allow you to access new and updated materials long after your training. Much of this wonderful resource is accessible to the general public. Some sections are password protected to ensure access only by Maine Master Gardeners. Please contact Jeanne Pipicello at 207.832.0343, 1.800.244.2104 (in Maine) or jeanne.pipicello@maine.edu if you have any concerns regarding your ability to access the online manual for the training.

How to Apply

The application process is closed for 2013.

Fees

The fee for the course and materials is due at the first class meeting. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS.

The Master Gardener Volunteers program is a statewide program and is one of the most popular and valued programs offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. This program is committed to offering high quality horticultural education to all interested Maine residents. To help us meet this goal and keep the program affordable, the program relies on tax dollars, donations, and program fees.

County, state, and federal tax dollars and donations do not fully cover the true costs of offering this program. County, state, and federal tax dollars and donations do not fully cover the true costs of offering this program. Consequently, we must charge a program fee of $220. Limited scholarships are available.

To assist us in building the program scholarship fund that supports Maine residents of all incomes to participate in the program, we welcome tax-deductible donations.

For More Information

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Jeanne Pipicello at 1.800.244.2104 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least seven days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.


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