University of Maine Cooperative Extension Offers Master Gardener Volunteer Training

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Hancock County office is now taking applications for its 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer training. The training will run on Friday mornings from January 19 – May 18. The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to prepare you to do gardening-related volunteer work in the local community. After completing this 18-week intensive course in fruit, vegetable, and ornamental gardening, you are expected to volunteer at least 40 hours within one year, on one of our already-established community projects. Most of the volunteer projects focus on growing food for hunger relief organizations, and teaching others how to grow their own food.

Any individual who enjoys gardening and volunteering is encouraged to apply. Space is limited to 25. Course fee is $220, due upon acceptance into the program. Some financial assistance is available.

To APPLY ON-LINE  and for more information visit Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers.

Or call the UMaine Cooperative Extension Office at 207.667.8212 or 1.800.287.1479 (Maine)

Application deadline is Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The University of Maine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.