Ellsworth American reports Hancock County Extension accepting Master Gardener Volunteer applications

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office is now taking applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer training, which will be held Friday mornings from Jan. 25–May 17, with two Tuesday evening classes. Program participants will learn about fruit, vegetable and ornamental gardening in preparation to do gardening-related volunteer work in the community, the article states. Participants are expected to volunteer at least 40 hours within a year of completing the program on a community project, like growing food for hunger relief organizations or teaching others how to grow their own food. Any individual who enjoys gardening and volunteering is encouraged to apply; space is limited, and the application deadline is Jan. 2, The Ellsworth American reported. More information and applications are online.