Sun Journal reports Master Gardener Volunteers Program accepting applications

The Sun Journal reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its Master Gardener Volunteers Program in Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties. Training sessions will be at the UMaine Extension office in Lisbon Falls 4:45–8 p.m. Tuesdays April 2–May 28, and will resume Aug. 24–Oct. 15. Program participants will receive at least 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture, the article states. Master Gardeners also will volunteer their time and expertise for related activities in the community, such as gleaning at local farms during harvest season. The $220 fee includes all materials; limited financial assistance is available. Applications are due online by Feb. 17, and those accepted will be notified by March 1. More information also is available online or by contacting Lynne Holland, 353.5550;