UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training accepting applications
University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteers training in Penobscot and Somerset counties. Classes will meet weekly Feb. 25 through May 21, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., primarily at the UMaine Extension Penobscot office in Bangor. Classes resume for four weeks in September.
Live video conference sites also will be available in East Millinocket and Skowhegan with travel to the Orono area required for three sessions.
UMaine Extension horticulture staff will collaborate with experts from around the state on gardening topics including soils, composting, landscape design, vegetables, tree fruits and small fruits. Participants are expected to contribute 40 hours of volunteer time in educational projects within a year of taking the training. Trainees will be connected with service projects that are best suited for their interests, skill set, schedule and location.
The program fee is $220; limited financial assistance is available. Apply online by Jan. 31. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kate Garland, 207.942.7396, email@example.com.