YORK CO., Maine — Applications are now available for the 2019 University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training in York County. Classes will meet Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., January 30 through mid-June at the Kennedy Center, 15 Oak St., Springvale (unless otherwise noted).
Participants will receive more than 70 hours of in-depth horticultural training from UMaine Extension specialists, educators and other experts. Topics will include soils, botany, seed starting, ornamental horticulture, growing herbs, fruits and vegetables, composting, landscaping, pruning, and pest management. In order to complete the program, Master Gardener Volunteers are required to contribute 40 hours to community gardening projects, such as Maine Harvest for Hunger or Kids Can Grow.
The program fee is $220; limited financial assistance is available. For an application packet, or to request a disability accommodation, call UMaine Extension in York County,
800-287-1535 or 207-324-2814. Program information and application are also online:
Application deadline is 4:30 pm, December 4, 2018.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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