Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias Beginning July 9th

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a six week Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning on July 9 at the Extension office in Machias. This course provides intensive instruction in horticulture and volunteerism. The course will focus on ecological landscaping with ornamental plants. It will not cover vegetable and fruit production. It is open to anyone with enthusiasm for gardening and volunteering. In exchange for the training, participants are required to volunteer their time and expertise in gardening related community projects. The training will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13. The cost of the program is based on the participant’s annual household income. There are scholarship funds available. Application deadline is Friday, June 21, 2013.

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