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Educational Programs - Washington County Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Washington County Master Gardener Class of 2009

Washington County Master Gardener Class of 2009

Maine’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides participants with at least 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture.  Trainees receive current, researched based information from Extension educators and industry experts.  In return, trained Master Gardeners volunteer their time and expertise in many ways for community programs and activities.

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 county, state and national Cooperative Extension offices.

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.

If you would like to be contacted when the next course is offered, please email

The 2018 Hancock/Washington Counties Master Gardener Volunteer Program will begin January 19, 2018 in Ellsworth.  The course will be held on Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon ending on May 18, 2018.  More information will be posted at this website.

Master Gardener Volunteer Report Form

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