VillageSoup, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel advance Master Gardener Volunteers program

VillageSoup and the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel announced the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties is accepting applications. Classes meet 1—4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 through Nov. 15, and March 21 through May 2. Most classes will be at the Knox-Lincoln Extension office in Waldoboro and some will be at the Waldo County Extension office. The 45-hour program includes research-based informational classes on volunteerism, an introduction to Extension, understanding soils and organic matter, basic botany, integrated pest and disease management and pesticide safety. Participants will begin volunteering at approved community sites after completion of the program. Apply online by Aug. 24. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Liz Stanley, 207.832.0343,