Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a five week Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning at the end of May at the Extension office in Machias.   This course provides intensive instruction in horticulture and volunteerism.  The course will focus on growing fruits and vegetables.  It is open to anyone with an enthusiasm for gardening and volunteering.  In exchange for the training participants volunteer their time and expertise in gardening related community programs and activities. The training will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 29, June 5, 12, 19 and Wednesday, June 27.  The cost of the program is based on the participant’s annual household income.  There is a small pool of scholarship funds.   Application deadline is Friday, May 18, 2012.

For more information, or to request an application, call the Washington County Cooperative Extension Office at 1-800-287-1542 or email