Maine Master Gardener Volunteers

COVID-19 MGV Policy, York County

Beginning on October 27, 2020, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, York County Office is open on a limited basis and by appointment only. Please call or email the office to make an appointment.

207.324.2814 or extension.york@maine.edu

On days in which we are operating remotely, we can still be reached by email or phone and voicemails do get automatically forwarded to us.

Mondays: Office closed; employees working remotely.
Tuesdays: 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesdays: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursdays: 8am – 4:30pm
Fridays: Office closed; employees working remotely.

Nasson Health (which shares the building with Extension) conducts Covid-19 screenings for everyone entering the building. You will be supplied with a fresh, disposable mask. You must be masked in order to enter the Extension office.

We look forward to seeing you in person once again.

All Master Gardener Volunteers who wish to become involved now or when more opportunities are possible, must complete all Covid-19 Volunteering Requirements as Outlined with this Link, and follow all CDC guidelines and protocols.  With quick changes and the end of the season approaching, please complete the requirements mentioned in that link.

Master Gardener Volunteer trainees who are currently working towards their certification will continue to receive additional time to complete their initial 40 hours of volunteer service. Currently active certified Master Gardener Volunteers will still not be required to complete their annual 20 hours of volunteer service in order to maintain their certification. If you continue to volunteer from home please report those hours in a timely way so we can track our impact within our communities.

Please check back regularly as this policy is subject to change, as we continue to assess the situation with the Covid-19. Updates will be provided to all active Master Gardener Volunteers and partner organizations as they develop. We ALL must do our best to ensure the utmost safety among our staff, volunteers, and the communities we serve.

Updated: 10/25/2020


It takes a passion for green and growing things, and interest in sharing your enthusiasm for gardening with friends, neighbors, and the community to be a Master Gardener Volunteer.

Master Gardener Volunteers enjoy helping to create beauty in public as well as private spaces and helping others learn how to grow their own food.

We are young and older; male and female; students, workers, and retirees; and we all share an interest in nature, the environment, and growing things.

If you are not yet a Master Gardener, learn how you can become one by applying to the York County Master Gardener Program. Then you, too, can become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

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.

Join us!

Visit the How to Apply page for more information about registration, course details, and fees for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer course.

Find Out How to Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

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For More Information, Contact:

UMaine Cooperative Extension in York County
15 Oak Street, Suite 302
Springvale, Maine 04083
Tel: 207.324.2814 or 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine)
Email susan.tkacik@maine.edu.