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Master Gardener Applications Due

January 31, 2020

| $220

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteers training in Penobscot and Somerset counties. Classes will meet weekly Feb. 25 through May 21, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., primarily at the UMaine Extension Penobscot office, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor. Classes resume for four weeks in September.

Live video conference sites will also be available in East Millinocket and Skowhegan with travel to the Orono area required for three sessions.

Extension horticulture staff will collaborate with experts from around the state on gardening topics including soils, composting, landscape design, vegetables, tree fruits, and small fruits. 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.

The program fee is $220; limited financial assistance is available. Apply online by Jan. 31. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.942.7396

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