How to Apply / Training Schedules

To become a Master Gardener Volunteer, or to find out more about the program, call or e-mail the UMaine Extension expert in your county or click on the location links below. To become a Master Gardener Volunteer, you must successfully complete 40+ hours of training and volunteer for 40 hours towards community gardening programs and activities.

Location Start Date Time Contact
Androscoggin / Sagadahoc
(Topsham)
February 28 – May 30, 2017. Specific date information and applications to be available later this Fall. Most classes will be held at the Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, except where noted on our schedule. Includes at least one off-site class at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth. Applications are closed for the 2017 class.
Tuesdays, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, except where noted on our schedule. Lynne Holland
207.353.5550 or 1.800.287.1458 (in Maine)
Aroostook County Possibility for a course based on expressed interest throughout the County. Please contact Linda Trickey to have your name added to a list of potential participants. TBA Linda Trickey
207.532.6548 or
1.800.287.1469 (in Maine)
Cumberland County
(Falmouth)
The application process for the 2017 program in Cumberland County is closed. Fridays, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM Amy Witt
207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)
Franklin County TBA TBA
Hancock / Washington Counties
(Ellsworth)
January 26 – May 25, 2018.
Fridays, 8:30 AM to Noon Marjorie Peronto
207.667.8212 or 1.800.287.1479 (in Maine)
Kennebec / Waldo Counties
(Manchester)
November 2 through December 14, 2016 (no class November 23) and continuing February 1 through March 22, 2017 (no class February 22). Applications are closed for the 2016-2017 class. Wednesdays, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Caragh Fitzgerald
207.622.7546 or 1.800.287.1481 (in Maine)
Knox / Lincoln / Waldo Counties
(Waldoboro and Waldo)
The Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 program is on hiatus.

For the Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 class, please send your contact info. Classes will be held in Waldoboro and Waldo (west of Belfast).
TBA Elizabeth Stanley
207.832.0343 or 1.800.244.2104 (in Maine)
Penobscot County
(Bangor)
Penobscot County will not be offering a Master Gardener training in 2018, but we welcome you to contact us to sign up for the waiting list and learn about other horticultural learning opportunities happening in 2018.
TBA Theresa Tilton
207.942.7396 or 1.800.287.1485 (in Maine)
Piscataquis County
(Dover-Foxcroft)
TBA TBA Trisha Smith
207.564.3301 or 1.800.287.1491 (in Maine)
Somerset County TBA TBA Kathy Hopkins
207.474.9622 or 1.800.287.1495 (in Maine)
York County
(Springvale)
February 14 through June 13, 2017. Application deadline: January 17, 2017.
Tuesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, with 2 Saturday mornings and 2 field trip sessions Frank Wertheim
207.324.2814 or 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine)

*Many counties are willing to have applicants from other counties attend the trainings, space permitting. Some require all or a portion of volunteer time in the county of the training. If your county does not offer Master Gardener training, feel free to contact the county nearest you for their policy.