Media promotes UMaine Extension Master Gardener training

The Bangor Daily News, Penobscot Bay Pilot, Piscataquis Observer, Morning Ag Clips, Ellsworth American and Daily Bulldog shared that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its Master Gardener Volunteers training program that begins Oct. 24. The 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer training includes self-paced online learning modules along with live virtual sessions with horticultural experts from across the state. Applications for the 2022 program are due Sept. 1. In addition, two new training programs are available to access in-depth horticulture knowledge. The Maine Horticulture Apprentice Training is designed to supply learners with a foundational horticulture education suitable for skilled entry-level positions in the horticulture industry and requires completion of a 200-hour industry apprenticeship. The Maine Gardener Training is designed to supply learners with a horticulture education and skills for use in their personal garden without the volunteer component in the Master Gardener Volunteer training program. Enrollment for these courses opens Sept. 28.