Kennebec County Master Gardener Volunteer Program
The Maine Master Gardener Volunteer program provides participants with more than 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture. In addition, the program trains volunteers to conduct and join sustainable horticulture projects in their communities.
Trainees receive the latest research-based information from UMaine Extension educators and industry experts.
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 the county, state, and national Cooperative Extension offices. Kennebec County is committed to building a sense of community for the volunteers by providing access to:
- Volunteer opportunities that make a positive impact in the community
- Fun social gatherings such as potlucks and local trips
- Continuing education events and workshops
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.
Visit the How to Apply page for more information about registration, course details, and fees for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer course.
Interested participants may learn more by contacting the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Kennebec County office by phone at 207.622.7546 (local), or 1.800.287.1481 (toll-free).