Master Gardener Volunteer registration open, Turner Publishing reports

Turner Publishing posted a University of Maine Cooperative Extension news release announcing applications are being accepted for 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer training in Penobscot and Somerset counties. Classes will meet weekly Feb. 25 through May 21, primarily at the UMaine Extension office in Bangor. Classes resume for four weeks in September. UMaine Extension horticulture staff will collaborate with experts from around the state on gardening topics including soils, composting, landscape design, vegetables, tree fruit and small fruit. 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.