Educational Programs - Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers
Master Gardener Volunteers
Maine’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides participants with at least 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture. Trainees receive current, researched based information from Extension educators and industry experts. In return, trained Master Gardeners volunteer their time and expertise in many ways for community programs and activities.
What is a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer
As part of a nationwide Cooperative Extension effort, Master Gardeners are recognized as well-trained practitioners who serve and beautify their communities. They are linked to a professional network of support through county, state and national Cooperative Extension offices.
Who can become a Master Gardener Volunteer?
Everyone who successfully completes the forty-plus hours of training, and volunteers at least 40 hours towards community gardening programs and activities can become a Master Gardener. The participation fee covers the cost of the reference manual, handouts, and training expenses.
2013 Master Gardener Volunteer Training
The training portion of the program at Hancock County began on January 25, 2013. Trainings are held at the Hancock County Extension Office on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – noon, from January 25 through May 3. There will also be one Saturday class on February 9 (snow date Feb. 16). The focus of this year’s course is on ornamental horticulture, ecological landscaping, and volunteerism. We will not cover vegetable and fruit production.
Master Gardener Training Manual
The Master Gardener course manual is an online resource. It contains instructional videos, images and reading that require a reliable Internet connection.
If you are interested in applying for the 2014 Master Gardener Volunteer training, call 667.8212 to be put on our mailing list.
Master Gardener Volunteer Projects in Hancock County
Download this informational brochure which describes some of the Master Gardener projects taking place in Hancock County: Project Brochure (PDF)
- Visit Birdsacre Woodland Gardens — a Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteer Project
- Visit Charlotte Rhoades Park & Butterfly Gardens — a Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteer Project
- Visit Woodlawn Community Gardens — a Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteer Project
Master Gardener Volunteers submit volunteer hours at this link:
Master Gardener Volunteer Hours Reporting Form
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