WABI announces Master Gardener Volunteers program accepting applications

WABI (Channel 5) announced University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers program is now accepting applications for 2019. Kate Garland, a horticultural professional with UMaine Extension, told WABI the program is for both experienced gardeners and newcomers. The program will meet once a week from Feb. 26–May 21 at the UMaine Extension Penobscot County office, 307 Maine Ave., Bangor from 5–8:30 p.m. Some sessions will meet on the UMaine campus, and one location will be available in Piscataquis County, according to WABI. Trainees also are expected to complete 40 hours of volunteer service outside of program hours, and will be connected with service projects through the program. The application deadline is Jan. 3, WABI reported. The program fee is $220; financial assistance is available. More information is available online or by calling 942.7396.